Lets take a road trip to experience India’s longest highway tunnel, Chenani-Nashri tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.
India’s longest highway tunnel will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 2.
Here are some facts about the Chenani-Nashri tunnel Project
- The Tunnel Built on the lower Himalayan range at a height of 1,200 metres.
- Tunnel's work started on May 23, 2011.
- The total project cost is Rs 3,720 crore for buliding this tunnel.
- The length of the tunnel is 9.28 km. The main tunnel is 13 metre in diametre and the parallel escape tunnel is 6 metre diametre.
- The Tunnel is connected by 29 cross passages at 300-metre gap.
- The travel distance between Jammu and Srinagar will be reduce by 30.11 km. and the travel time will be reduce by at least two hours between these two cities.
- Worth Rs 27 lakh, Fuel can be save daily by using this tunnel.
- This tunnel is the part of the Jammu-Srinagar highway which is a 286-km-long four-lane project.
- Speed Limit will be 50km/hour with the low beam headlights in the Tunnel.
- The tunnel has an integrated system to control power supply, video surveillance, ventilation, communication, SOS call box, FM signal repeater and fire fighting and incident detection.
- This tunnel is meant to avoid stretches of National Highway 44 prone to avalanches and landslides.
Note: The world’s longest highway tunnel is in Norway which is 24.51 km long.