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Light at the end of the tunnel: Work on Zojila project to start on Thursday

Once up and ready, the 14.15 km stretch will be will be the longest bi-directional road tunnel in Asia

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Nitin Gadkari to initiate the first blasting at 14.15 Km Zojila Tunnel on Thursday

Approved by the Centre in January 2016, the 14.15 km Zojila Tunnel will be the longest bi-directional road tunnel in Asia. Its construction period is estimated to be about five years because of the tough terrain in which the temperature drops to 45 degrees below zero in some areas. Here are some interesting facts and figures about this upcoming piece of infrastructure: Gadkari to initiate the first blasting at 14.15 Km Zojila Tunnel on Thursday Tunnel will ensure all-weather connectivity between Srinagar valley and Leh on NH-1 with approach Road to Z-morh Tunnel and Avalanche ...