Banihal-Qazigund Tunnel to become operational soon
Built at a cost of Rs 2,100 crore, the work started on the 8.5 kilometre long Banihal-Qazigund tunnel in June 2011.
Once completed, this will bring down road distance between Banihal and Qazigund by 16 kilometres. The tunnel will also bypass Jawahar Tunnel and Shaitan Nalla. The tunnel is equipped with a state-of-the-art exhaust system in order to remove gas and bring in fresh air. There are as many as 126 Jet fans, 234 CCTV cameras as well as a firefighting system installed in both tubes of the tunnel.