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.
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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