Chenani Nashri tunnel : A brief about Kashmir’s new lifeline

Chenani Nashri tunnel, also known as Patnitop Tunnel, is a road tunnel in the state of Jammu and Kashmir on NH44. The work had started in 2011 and was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 2 April, 2017. It is Asia’s longest road tunnel. Built at Rs 3720 crore, the tunnel will reduce the distance between Jammu and Kashmir to Srinagar from 41 km to just 10.9 km, potentially saving 99 crores of rupees per year, and a staggering 27 lakhs of fuel money per month. At 50km/hr speed,…

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