SRINAGAR: MLA Shopian Adv Mohammad Yousuf Bhat has hailed the efforts of chief minister Mehbooba Mufti for pursuing the case of construction of Mughal road tunnel which is the long pending demand of people of the state in general and Pir Panchal area in particular.
The tunnel will not only shorten the distance but also provide all-weather connectivity between the two regions of the state.
The matter for the construction of this tunnel was taken up by the chief minister with the Surface Transport Ministry, Govt of India, during her recent visit to New Delhi and the sanction for the same has now been accorded.
Bhat thanked the chief minister Mehbooba Mufti for her efforts in this regard. This tunnel will not only shorten the distance between the two regions but will also provide an alternative and a dependable road between Jammu and Srinagar. It will help to give a boost to the tourism of state and that of the Shopian area in particular.
The construction of this tunnel has been under serious consideration since the formation of the present coalition government and MLA Mohammad Yousuf Bhat has been vehemently pressing for its construction from the very first day.
He has expressed hope that this connectivity will help the process of development of his constituency to a very great extent and said the people of his constituency have been overwhelmingly enthusiastic and have expressed their pleasure in sanction of this project.