Ladakh connectivity has been a priority for the central government and in this direction the work on the important projects is in progress including the Zojila tunnel project.
While the pace of development is being monitored by the officials, recently the Union Minister for I&B inspected the progress on Z-Morh, Zojila tunnel projects and took a brief from the officers about the completion of these projects.
He was on a two day visit to district Ganderbal under the Union Government’s Public Outreach Programme. On the very first day of his visit due to the importance of the connectivity of Ladakh he conducted inspection of Zojila and Z-Morh tunnel projects.
During his visit to Zojila Tunnel, which is envisaged to provide all weather connectivity to the Union Territory of Ladakh, the concerned officers said that the work on Zojila Tunnel is in full capacity and NHIDCL is geared up to continue the work in winter months. The Minister stressed for putting in every effort in place to complete the project well before the scheduled date.
He expressed his satisfaction on the work progress and said that the Zojila tunnel is of a significant importance with regard to national security, development and tourism for both UTs of J&K and Ladakh as it will provide round the year connectivity to Ladakh region- Kargil and Leh.