Banihal-Qazigund tunnel Current Affairs, GK & News

Banihal-Qazigund tunnel is the only four-lane twin tube tunnel in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. This 8.5 km long tunnel is at an elevation of 1,790 meters. The project, with an outlay of Rs.2,100 crore, was initiated in June 2011 to reduce the distance between Banihal in Jammu province and Qazigund in South Kashmir by 16 km. Union Minister of State Dr Jitendra Singh announced that the works on this tunnel is to be completed soon.

Train service linking Banihal in Jammu to Qazigund in Kashmir launched

PM Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi flagged off the first train connecting Banihal in Jammu region with Qazigund in Kashmir Valley. It was the first train to pass through 11 km tunnel through Pir Panchal Range. About Banihal-Qazigund Rail Service: The 18-km Banihal-Qazigund section, which includes an 11-km long Pir Panchal Range tunnel, the country’s longest, reduces the ..

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