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Construction : Newsmakers | May 2017 | Source : CW-India

AMBITIOUS CONNECTOR

India recently welcomed its longest road tunnel รป the Chenani-Nashri tunnel that links Kashmir with Jammu through an all-weather route. SC Mittal, Chief Executive, IL&FS Transportation Networks, was monitoring the project which was contracted to the company in 2010. At Rs 3,700 crore, the project has been completed in five years and nine months (work started in 2011), and is considered to be one of India's most ambitious projects. It will provide a safe route to commuters travelling from Jammu and Udhampur to Ramban, Banihal and Srinagar. The 10-km tunnel includes a 1 km approach road on either side, bypassing snowbound upper reaches. Built using Austrian tunnel technology, the tunnel has a series of smart safety features - all functioning through a single software. That said, the Chenani-Nashri tunnel will surely be a role model for the upcoming mega tunnel projects in the country to replicate.
 
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