Proposal for Longest Road Tunnel at Gurez, others in Pipeline
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SRINAGAR: Border Roads Organization (BRO) has presented a Rs 9,000-crore proposition to the Center for developing a street burrow in Jammu and Kashmir that will associate deliberately essential Gurez town along the Line of Control to whatever is left of the Valley consistently.
"We have presented a proposition to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways for development of an 18-kilometer burrow at Razdhan go to associate Gurez with rest of the Valley consistently," Chief Engineer of BRO Brigadier A.K.Das told PTI.
On the off chance that endorsed, it will be longest street burrow in the nation and twofold the extent of the present record holder Chenani-Nashri burrow (9.2 km) - likewise in Jammu and Kashmir, which is relied upon to be finished in the not so distant future.
Gurez, a beautiful valley in Bandipora area, is situated along LoC and stays cut off from rest of Kashmir amid winter months because of overwhelming snowfall.
It is one of the numerous vital zones of Kashmir - regarding resistance and also vitality security - as work is in advancement on the Kishenganga Hydro Electric Project there.
Gurez has additionally been utilized as a penetration course by aggressors originating from the Pakistan-possessed Kashmir.
Das said a plausibility study has as of now been led for the passage and, if built, it will be of colossal help to guard powers as well as the non military personnel populace of the territory. "It will enhance availability prompting advancement of the zone."
The BRO official said the association has additionally submitted proposition for three all the more deliberately imperative passages to be developed in the Valley.
"These incorporate a 6.5-kilometer passage at Sadhna that will enhance the network with the Tangdhar territory (along the LoC) in Kupwara locale, another at Furkian (Keran Sector) and a 3.5-km burrow at Zamindar Gali (Macchil Sector)," he said.
Brig Das said possibility studies will be directed on these three ventures after the endorsement from the Union Ministry.
Tangdhar, Keran and Macchil regions of Kupwara area fall along the Line of Control furthermore stay cut off from rest of the state because of substantial snowfall amid winter.
All-climate street availability with these zones, where armed force has a noteworthy vicinity, can enhance the security circumstance and in addition help the state government to abuse the tourism capability of these undiscovered ranges.
Das said there were a few different tasks that might be given over to the BRO for execution. One of these undertakings associates Poonch in Jammu locale to Uri in north Kashmir's Baramulla area under the Bharat Mala program dispatched by the Union government.
He said the undertaking imagines associating Poonch region to Uri town- - both key towns as these fall along the LoC - while likewise giving network to littler town on the way.
At present, go by street in the middle of Uri and Poonch, a separation of around 650 kilometers, takes no less than two days yet an immediate street association will decrease it to around 60 minutes.
The flying separation between these two towns is only 35 km's. Brig Das said the upkeep of Mughal Road is likewise prone to be given over to the BRO, which will be taking care of the Shopian-Peer Ki Gali stretch.
"Clearly, if Mughal Road must be an all-climate street, we have to build a passage there," he included.
Mughal Road was opened in November 2009 for vehicular movement in the wake of staying shut for a long time because of security concerns. Be that as it may, the street stays shut for right around five months because of overwhelming snowfall in higher spans the Pir-Panjal mountain range.