Chenani-Nashri Highway: All you need to know about India's Longest Road Tunnel
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the Nashri-Chenani tunnel, the longest in India - on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway. Narendra Modi was accompanied by Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari and Minister of State for PMO and MP from Kathua-Udhampur constituency, Jitendra Singh.
Here's everything you need to know about the India Longest Road Tunnel:
1. The 9.2 km long Nashri-Chenani tunnel built at a cost of over 2,500 crore is the longest tunnel in the country
2. The tunnel is Situated at an altitude of 1,200 metres, the tunnel has traffic and fire control systems, video surveillance, FM connectivity and transverse ventilation systems.
3. This tunnel is a part of National Highway Authority of India's (NHAI's) project between Jammu and Srinagar, along the National Highway 44.
4. It connects Udhampur with Ramban district by-passing 38 km including Patnitop and Kud stretches of the Jammu-Srinagar highway.
5. The tunnel will saving nearly two hours of travel time, the passage of traffic through the tunnel will result in a daily saving of Rupees 27 lakhs in terms of fuel used by vehicles.
6. With the new tunnel, an estimated Rs 27 lakh of fuel will be saved per day.
7. Travel will cost an LMV vehicle Rs 55 for one side and Rs 85 for to-and-fro journey and Rs 1,870 for one
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