Srinagar: Governor N.N. Vohra chaired a meeting today to review the pace at which the vital Z Morh and Zojila Tunnel projects and certain major road projects are being executed by the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited.
Managing Director, NHIDCL made a presentation to inform that under the Z Morh Tunnel Project, 42 % of the physical progress had been achieved in the case of excavation works and of the targeted 13,000 m of excavation 5,489 m has been completed and a Ventilation Tunnel of 596 metre length had been completed.
Pertinently, the work on Z Morh Tunnel, with a total length of 6.5 km alongwith its approaches, is being constructed between the villages of Rezan and Shetkari on the Srinagar – Leh Highway. It is planned tobe completed in April 2020.
Governor also reviewed the progress of Zojila Tunnel which will provide all weather year round connectivity between Srinagar, Kargil and Leh. It was informed that Zojila Tunnel will reduce the travel time from 3 hrs to 15 minutes. Work on this tunnel, started in May 2018, is expected to be completed in May 2025.