Preparation of road from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, Nitin Gadkari said – ‘Dream’ will be fulfilled by 2024

Every corner of India is now going to be accessible by road. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has promised to ease the way from Kashmir to Kanyakumari on Monday. He expressed the possibility that the dream of having a highway from Kashmir to Kanyakumari would be fulfilled by the beginning of next year.

Talking to reporters here, Gadkari said, “It was a dream to have a road from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. But four tunnels will be built on the way from Rohtang to Ladakh. From Leh we will come to Kargil and Zojila and Z Mor will be part of the tunnels.

Union Minister Gadkari, who is on a tour of Jammu and Kashmir with the Parliamentary Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, said, “With the construction of a new road, the distance between Delhi and Kanyakumari will be reduced by 1,312 km.” This dream will be fulfilled by the beginning of the year 2024.

He said that since the formation of the Bharatiya Janata Party government at the Center in the year 2014, a road map was made to build road infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir and so far projects worth Rs 1.25 lakh crore have been brought.

Gadkari said, ‘On completion of these projects, the number of tourists coming to Jammu and Kashmir will increase four times. People go to Switzerland for sightseeing but our own Jammu and Kashmir is more beautiful.

He also announced the construction of a tunnel between Sheshnag and Panjtarni on the Amarnath Yatra route to promote religious tourism. Along with this, he also talked about the construction of 110 km long road from Khanabal to Panjtarni in Anantnag at a cost of Rs 5,300 crore. Apart from this, he also announced the construction of a tunnel at a cost of Rs 5,000 crore on Peer Ki Gali to connect Poonch with Shopian.

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