Foundation stone to be laid in August: Soz
CONSTRUCTION OF ZOJILA TUNNEL
Srinagar, May 2: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) Chief Professor Saifuddin Soz on Wednesday claimed that foundation stone for the construction of Zojila tunnel would be laid on August this year and it would be inaugurated anytime next year.
“I thank Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, C P Joshi, and his colleagues for responding favorably to my demand to start construction of Zojila tunnel at the earliest and for sending me the minutes of the meeting that was held in New Delhi on March 28 on my initiative in connection with the proposed construction of the tunnel,” Soz said in statement.
“The Minister and his colleagues responded very favorably to my strong plea that work on the Zojila tunnel must start immediately so that a strong message is given to the concerned quarters that this matter was being pursued vigorously. They had also responded positively that apart from bringing relief to the people of the entire Ladakh region, especially the people of Kargil, the construction of Zojila Tunnel is a project of national strategic importance,” he added.
The Ministry is now vigorously firming up enormous funding for constructing of Zojila Tunnel. “As per the Minutes received by me the foundation laying ceremony of Z-Morh tunnel would be performed in August 2012, while it would be inaugurated anytime next year. The Ministry has, however charted out action points and importance is being attached to this prestigious project,” Soz said. “On my part I have kept Rahul Gandhi fully informed on the developments, who had taken keen interest in the matter.”
Lastupdate on : Wed, 2 May 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 2 May 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 3 May 2012 00:00:00 IST
- MORE FROM KASHMIR
- Sgr woman dies in Rawalpindi
- Dr Beg takes on Chidambaram
- Bedi Commission may summon TV anchors for cross-examination
- Foundation stone to be laid in August: Soz
- Tanvir castigates Mehbooba
- HC quashes detention order against Geelani
- JKPSC to accept online application forms
- JK Govt to book them under EIMCA
- ANC to hold intra-Kashmir conference
NISAR AHMED THOKAR
Rawalpindi, May 2: A Kashmiri woman, Raja Begum, who traveled to Pakistan a couple of months back to attend wedding ceremony of her granddaughter, passed away on Tuesday night due to cardiac arrest.  More
- Srinagar City
Mian Qayoom files PIL, seeks end to canine menace, protection to human life
Srinagar, May 2: Moved by the terror, which the stray dogs have unleashed by breaking all known records of attacks on humans in this summer Capital, the High Court Bar Association (HCBA) has finally moved More