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June 16, 2021

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J&K: 8.5 km all weather tunnel linking Qazi Gund and Banihal to open soon

J&Ok: 8.5 km all climate tunnel linking Qazi Gund and Banihal to open quickly | Information

Banihal, Jammu and Kashmir: The all climate hi-tech tunnel connecting Qazigund and Banihal is more likely to open for public within the subsequent two weeks. Locals say its like a dream coming true. With the opening of this tunnel, the widespread folks will heave a sigh of reduction. 
The 8.5 kilometer lengthy tunnel constructed at a value of Rs 2100 crores, will preserve Kashmir related to the nation all through 12 months, the journey distance from Kashmir to Jammu may even be decreased by about 16 km. 
Engineers consider that it’s a all climate tunnel because it’s constructed 400 meters beneath the prevailing Jawahar tunnel because it cuts the heavy snow and avalanche space therefore there are much less probabilities of getting highway blocks in winters. 
In line with the development firm officers, the method of testing and commissioning of the tunnel is underway. The development of this tunnel began in 2011 and it took greater than 10 years to finish the venture. 
The development work was delayed on account of a number of causes together with the situation of the land contained in the tunnel as a result of extreme quantity of water from the mountain beneath which tunnel passes. The corporate answerable for the development has obtained permission for trial runs of visitors within the tunnel. The tunnel has two-lane-two-tubes with emergency exits at each 500 meters in between.
Muneeb Tak, Assistant Common Supervisor of the development firm, mentioned, “The tunnel might be thought of totally different from the remainder of the tunnel as a result of it’s a twin tube tunnel, two lanes in every tube, one driving and one emergency lane. We name all of it climate as a result of outdated tunnel Jawahar Tunnel space witnessed heavy snowfall and avalanches and land slides right here just isn’t a lot snowfall and it connects Qazigund to Banihal and there will probably be no drawback of highway clearance.” 
The air flow system within the tunnel is fitted with 126 jet followers, and 180 dumpers and their management is determined by the situation of the tunnel and will probably be managed from outdoors. 
The motion of visitors will probably be very easy as a result of presence of two tubes and 4 lanes On the identical time, quite a lot of technical issues have been taken care whereas making of this tunnel as a result of Himalayan  hills are full with water and water grouting needed to be completed to make this tunnel water proof.
JS Rathor, LNT Mission Supervisor mentioned, “Technically Himalayan geology you recognize is stuffed with water and water got here on this too and we systematically grouted it and stabilised a particular polythene grout is finished on it. We’ve got managed about 90% seepage, now we’re doing grouting on prime of the tunnel in order that no matter sources coming from are diverted and the tunnel is water proof in order that this tunnel develop into visitors and folks pleasant.”  
The brand new tunnel has been designed protecting all these challenges in thoughts. The native residents are very exited and really feel very comfortable.
Resident, Zahoor Ahmed Wani, says, “This tunnel will probably be of nice profit, in winter, Kashmir and Banihal stay reduce off from the world, now this tunnel will at all times preserve us related. We thank the federal government as it’s a nice reduction for widespread folks.”
This tunnel is being thought of very helpful for Kashmir, it is going to carry reduction to the widespread folks, it is going to increase enterprise and tourism particularly winter tourism in Kashmir.  As a result of as quickly as winter comes, these hills of Himalaya are coated by heavy snow and the Jammu and Kashmir Nationwide Freeway stays blocked for weeks, however now it won’t occur and Kashmir will stay related to  the nation all year long. 
Engineering wing says the air flow and electrical tools within the tunnel is being examined. A complete of 234 CCTV cameras, have been put in alongside the tunnel for safety causes. 
This tunnel will bypass Jawahar Tunnel and Shaitan Nala on the prevailing route of the freeway. Each these locations pose the largest drawback for visitors when the climate is dangerous. As a result of heavy snowfall in winter, the nationwide freeway is commonly closed for weeks as the current freeway is liable to avalanches and landslides.
The tunnel is sort of prepared, all of the civil work has been completed, some electrical work is but to be completed. Now it relies upon upon the ministry to open this venture to public.

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