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India’s longest road tunnel to be opened in Jammu next year


  • The Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari will be visiting Udhampur to witness the opening of India’s longest road tunnel being built on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway and would reduce the distance between the two cities by 30 kms.
  • The NHAI is also constructing a parallel escape tunnel along with the main tunnel for evacuation of commuters in case of eventuality.
  • The two tubes of the tunnel will be internally connected through 29 “cross-passages” and the escape tunnel will exclusively be used for pedestrians.
  • There is a provision for ventilation keeping in view the distance of the tunnel.
  • This state-of-the-art tunnel project will also have parking spots after a specific distance to tow away or shift vehicles in case of a breakdown.

Source: TheHindu

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