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Gurezi urges PM, Union Transport Minister for taking up Bandipora-Gurez tunnel

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JAMMU, APRIL 02: Deputy Speaker, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Nazir Ahmad Gurezi today appealed the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari to take up construction on a tunnel between Bandipora and Gurez to provide the area with all year connectivity.

The Deputy Speaker said that the area remains disconnected for several months in winters, causing immense hardship to the people of the area. He demanded the centre government for constructing a tunnel between Banipora and Gurez to ensure all-weather connectivity to the area.

Gurezi said that better connectivity will open avenues for further development of the area besides opening the highly potential area for tourist footfall.

Gurezi also asked the State government to take this important issue with the centre government on priority to save the people of the far-flung area from inconveniences caused due to being cut off from rest of the country for several months.

Pertinently, residents of Gurez sub-district in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district are on protest from last week seeking tunnel connectivity to their area which remains cut-off from rest of Valley during six months every year.