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MD, NHIDCL inspects works on Zojila, Z-morh tunnel projects in Ganderbal

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Ganderbal: Managing Director, National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL), K.K Pathak visited Z-Morh and Zojila project sites to inspect the progress of work on these tunnel projects, an official press release informed Thursday.

It said the MD was accompanied by the Deputy Commissioner, Ganderbal, Krittika Jyotsna; SSP Ganderbal, Suhail Munawar Mir; Executive Director (Projects), NHIDCL, Gurjeet Kambo; GM, NHIDCL Alok Saxena and other officers and officials from district administration and executing agencies.

During the visit, Pathak was apprised about the progress of Zojila and Z-Morh tunnel projects by Executive Director (Projects).

For Z-Morh project, Pathak appreciated ASATPL for the breakthrough of one tube of Z-Morh tunnel and for their efforts to keep Sonamarg open for controlled traffic movement through of Z-Morh tunnel during forthcoming winter season with the co-ordination of DC, Ganderbal and SSP Ganderbal.

For, Zojila project, Pathak appreciated MEIL for notable progress and stressed upon the planning of works to be executed during winter season also, the press release said.

It said the officials of MEIL assured Pathak that work is being planned meticulously and MEIL will deliver the project well before the schedule time.

Pathak directed MEIL to open the Zojila tunnel and Nilgrar tunnels in the approach of Zojila for controlled traffic at the earliest.

On the occasion, DC Ganderbal also committed full cooperation from district administration in the interest of works of national Importance and said that Zojila tunnel would be instrumental in benefitting social and economic development of the region apart from boosting the tourism in Sonamarg region once thrown open for traffic movement.

While, interacting with the media-persons, Pathak said that work on Zojila tunnel is in full swing and project completion is expected well before the deadline set for 2026, the press release said.

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