Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is arriving on a visit to Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow, will kickstart work on prestigious Zojilla Tunnel, that will provide all-weather connectivity between Ladakh and the Valley, and lay foundation stones for two road projects.
The prime minister is also expected to dedicate to the nation the 330-MW Kishenganga Power Project constructed in Gurez area of Kashmir.
“The prime minister will attend the commencement of work on Zojila Tunnel on the Srinagar-Leh Highway at an event in Jive-tsal in Leh tomorrow,” an official spokesman said.
Modi will also lay foundation stone for the Srinagar Ring Road and Jammu Ring Road at separate events at Sher-e-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC) Srinagar and at the General Zorawar Singh Auditorium in Jammu. Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari will also be present at the events.
The 14-kilometre long Zojila Tunnel will be India’s longest road tunnel and Asia’s longest bidirectional tunnel. PTI