Chattergala Tunnel Project in J&K: Salient features at a glance
| Friday | 22nd January, 2021
Chattergala Tunnel in Jammu & Kashmir: All you need to know.
Chattergala Tunnel Project in Jammu and Kashmir will connect the Kathua and Doda districts of Jammu and Kashmir and will facilitate all-weather road connectivity between the two distant regions.
Chattergala Tunnel in Jammu & Kashmir: All you need to know:
1- It will connect the Kathua and Doda districts of Jammu and Kashmir via Basohli-Bani through Chattergalla to touch Bhaderwah and Doda.
2- The project will facilitate all-weather road connectivity between the two distant regions.
3- It will also reduce the travel time from Doda in Jammu and Kashmir to Lakhanpur on the Punjab border to four hours.
4- The Chattergala tunnel is 6.8 km long and the Feasibility Survey has already been conducted by the Border Road Organisation (BRO).
5- The tunnel is expected to be completed in around 4 years.
6- The expected construction cost is around Rs. 3,000 crores.
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Significance of the Chattergala Tunnel: 1- The tunnel will prove to be a revolutionary game-changer as it will not only generate revenue but will also generate employment.
2- Furthermore, the all-weather connectivity will facilitate ease of doing business, reduce the travel time, and will bring forth unique opportunities for places like Bani and Bhaderwah, as tourist destinations of national repute.
It is to be noted that the demand for the Chattergalla tunnel was pending for several years but was not taken up by the government due to other priorities.
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