Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be inaugurating India’s longest tunnel. The Chenani-Nashri tunnel on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway will be inaugurated on Sunday. This tunnel is very important for regulating traffic in and around the state, it is likely to save fuel worth nearly Rs 99 crores a year. The tunnel will also reduce time taken to travel between Jammu and Srinagar by shortening the distance between Chenani-Nashri from the existing 41 kms to 10.9 kms.
“The connectivity through this tunnel will decrease the time of journey by two hours. It is an alternative all weather route. It is an alternative to the highway which is closed at the time of snow and rains. It will boost trade and increase revenue in the state. It will also help boost tourism,”Union Minister Jitendra Singh said.
“It is a matter of great pride for the people of Jammu and Kashmir that this great tunnel is being dedicated to the nation by none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi – the most popular PM. It is dedicated to the nation in keeping with his call for a new India,” he said.