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Award for Z- Morh tunnel a step towards all weather connectivity to Ladakh: C.P. Joshi

New Delhi, Mar. 13 : Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Dr. C.P. Joshi has said that construction of Z- Morh tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir will ensure a step towards accessibility to Ladakh area throughout the year.

Speaking here today after the award of construction of tunnel at Z-Morh on NH-1 (old NH-1D) in the State of Jammu and Kashmir on BOT (Annuity) basis, last evening, Dr. Joshi said that besides enhancing the safety of the road users, the project will also help in comprehensive development in all fields of this area.

The Letter of Award (LOA) for the 6.50 km Z-Morh tunnel (and 6.050 km approaches) on NH-1 was awarded last evening to M/s. Soma Enterprises Ltd. The implementating agency for the project is Border Road Organisation (BRO).

The Concession Period for the Rs. 2716.90 crore project is 20 years (5 years construction, 15 years maintenance). The quoted semi-annuity by concessionaire is s.234.70 crore.

Besides this tunnel, proposal for another 13.95 km Zojila Tunnel (single tube bi-directional tunnel with parallel egress tunnel and 10.820 km approaches) is under progress.

The construction of Zojila Tunnel in continuation of Z -Morh Tunnel is necessary in order to establish all weather connectivity to Kargil and Leh. This project is expected to be taken up at an early date.

The above two projects located on NH-1 between Srinagar Leh would not only be important for servicing the strategic interests of India, but also for the survival of people of Ladakh and their socio-economic development. (ANI)

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