After Modi gives J&K new tunnel, state to see Rs 7,000-cr projects in 2 yrs

Union minister Gadkari says work on ring roads for J&K to start soon

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Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Sunday said fresh works worth Rs 7,000 crore would be commenced by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in the next two years in Jammu and Kashmir.

“I want to assure you that in coming two years we will start works worth Rs 7,000 crore in the state,” he said at a rally after the inauguration of Asia’s longest road tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.

“I am happy that the prime minister has dedicated the biggest road tunnel to the nation,” he said after Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the Chenani-Nashri tunnel, that will reduce the travel time between Jammu and Srinagar by around 2 hours and the distance between the two cities by 31 km.

“We are building 13 new project in Jammu and Kashmir and I hope that it will further strengthen the road network and road communication for the people,” The Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping said.

He said that work on the ring roads in Jammu and Srinagar would start in the next three months.“I feel happy to announce that the ring road of Jammu, costing around Rs 2,100 crore, and Rs 2,200 crore for Srinagar road, are going to be constructed,” he said….READ MORE

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