The Chenani-Nashri tunnel reduces the distance between Jammu and Srinagar 31 kilometres.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated India’s longest road tunnel — the Chenani-Nashri tunnel — in Jammu and Kashmir.
Constructed at a cost of Rs 3.720 crore, the tunnel was blasted through the Mury formation range of the Shivalik range — derived from Mury village in Pakistan from where it starts. The tunnel bypasses nearly 30 kms of treacherous and landslide-prone areas.
With the 9.28 km-long tunnel becoming functional, the distance between Jammu and Srinagar will be reduced by 31 kilometres — a travel time of at least two hours.