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    Qazigund-Banihal tunnel to open for traffic by April 2021

     Srinagar, Jan 04: In a relief for the people of Jammu and Kashmir the construction work on the much-awaited Qazigund-Banihal four-lane tunnel is nearing completion and is likely to be open for traffic from April in the ensuing year.


    The construction work of the four-lane Qazigund to Banihal tunnel was awarded to an Andhra Pradesh based Navayuga Engineering Company by the NHAI with an estimated cost of over Rs 2000 The project missed several deadlines for many reasons in the past including the land conditions, lockdown besides financial issues known to the construction company.


    Talking to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the Project manager of Qazigund-Banihal tunnel, Gaurav Gopal said that the work is expected to be completed by April 2021..The work on the Qazigund-Banihal four-lane tunnel is expected to be finalised by April 2021,” Gopal said.


    Officials privy to the construction work said that the CCTV cameras and other facilities have been ensured with exhaust while some related work is still going in and outside the tunnel.


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