JAMMU: Deputy Speaker, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Nazir Ahmad Gurezi Monday appealed the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari to construct a tunnel between Bandipora and Gurez.
The Deputy Speaker said that the area remains disconnected for several months in winters, causing immense hardship to the people of the area. He demanded the centre government to construct a tunnel between Bandipora and Gurez to ensure all-weather connectivity to the area.
Gurezi said that better connectivity will open avenues for further development of the area beside opening the highly potential area for tourism.
Gurezi also asked the state government to take this important issue with the centre government on priority so that people of the far-flung area will be relieved from different inconveniences caused during road blockade.
Pertinently, residents of Gurez sub-district in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district are on protest from last week seeking tunnel connectivity to their area which remains cut-off from rest of Valley for six months every year.