Clamor for construction of Sadhna tunnel grows

Jammu: Two ruling PDP legislators from border town of Karnah in north Kashmir Wednesday staged a sit-in at the entrance of the Assembly here to press for construction of tunnel at Sadhna top along Kupwara- Tangdhar road.

MLA Raja Manzoor Ahmad Khan and MLC Javed Ahmad, holding a banner in support of their demand, staged the sit-in at the stairs of the assembly minutes before the start of the day s proceedings this morning.

“We are staging the protest to invite the attention of the state and the central government towards the strategic importance of Sadhna tunnel. The strategic road connecting the border towns with Kashmir remains closed for six months owing to heavy snowfall at Sadhna top,” Khan told reporters.

He said the construction of the tunnel at Sadhna would make the road an all-weather link, help save the lives of the people and is also important as far as defence point of view is concerned.

Ten civilians and a border roads organisation (BRO) officer were killed in an avalanche at Sadhna top early this month, leading to massive protests in Karnah in support of the demand for the construction of the tunnel. (PTI)

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