The upcoming project Zojila Tunnel will connect Leh to the rest of the India. The new project will provide connectivity between Srinagar, Kargil and Leh. On 19 May 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the plaque to mark the commencement of work for Asia’s longest bi-directional road tunnel.
The 14.2 km long Zojila Tunnel will be India’s longest road tunnel and Asia’s longest bi-directional tunnel and will have immense strategic importance. Situated at an altitude of 11,578 ft on Srinagar-Kargil-Leh National Highway the Zojila pass remains shut during winters due to heavy snowfall and avalanches.
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