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MD NHIDCL inspects work progress on Zojila tunnel 

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     GANDERBAL, FEBRUARY 11: Managing Director (MD) NHIDCL, KK Pathak today visited the construction site of Zojila tunnel at Baltal Sonamarg to have firsthand appraisal about the work progress made on the tunnel.
       He was accompanied by the Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal, Executive Director-III, Sanjiv Malik, Officiating Executive Director, RO-Ladakh & Srinagar, BK Chand and other concerned officials.
       During the visit, MD reviewed the ongoing work on ground of East & West Portals of Zojila tunnel and was briefed about the pace and progress made on the tunnel.
        The team was informed that despite the snowfall the work process was going on smoothly on Zojila tunnel.
     After an on ground review of East & West Portals of Zojila tunnel, the team visited and reviewed the progress of the approach road of Zojila Tunnel where two more tunnels are being constructed.

Pathak directed the officials of the executing agency to expedite pace of works on the ambitious project so that targets are achieved within the stipulated time frame. He also directed the Authority’s Engineer to closely monitor all the construction / planning activities.

Pertinently, 14.15 km long Zojila tunnel once completed will facilitate all weather road connectivity between Srinagar and Kargil which mainly remains closed during winter due to heavy snowfall in the area and will reduce travel time also.

The tunnel will also benefit social and economic development of the region apart from boosting the tourism in Sonmarg region as well as Ladakh region

 

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