Ministry Of Road Transport & Highways Signs MoU With IL&FS For Construction Of Zojila Tunnel

Posted on:26 Jan 2018 09:00:01
Ministry Of Road Transport & Highways Signs MoU With IL&FS For Construction Of Zojila Tunnel
26 January 2018 Current Affairs: The Memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL) under the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, and M/S IL&FS Transportation Networks Ltd for construction of the 14.150  km long,  2-lane bi-directional Zojila Tunnel in Jammu & Kashmir.

This would be India’s longest road tunnel and the longest bi-directional tunnel in Asia.

The construction of this tunnel will provide all-weather connectivity between Srinagar, Kargil, and Leh.

The total capital cost of the project is Rs 6808.69 crore.

The construction period of the project is seven years.

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