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1.Tunnel will reduce travel time from 3 hrs to 15 mins

Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs Shri Nitin Gadkari on 14 October 2020 initiated the first blasting for Zozila Tunnel in J&K. The tunnel will provide all-weather connectivity between Srinagar valley and Leh (Ladakh plateau) on NH-1, and will bring about an all-round economic and socio–cultural integration of Jammu & Kashmir (Now UTs of J&K and Ladakh). It involves construction of a 14.15 Km long tunnel at an altitude of about 3000 m under Zojila pass (presently motorable only for 6 months in a year) on NH-1 connecting Srinagar and Leh through Dras & Kargil. It is one of the most dangerous stretch in the world to drive a vehicle and this project is also geo-strategically sensitive.


2.UDAN: 11 airports in Jammu, 2 in Ladakh for bidding

Additional VGF offered for priority sectors under UDAN 4.0


3.APCO Infra bags Rs 23.78-billion Z-morh tunnel in J&K

Gurugram-based construction firm APCO Infratech has reportedly bagged the contract for construction of the 6.5-km-long Z-morh tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir. The project is expected to provide all-weather connectivity between Srinagar and Kargil


4.Longest suspension bridge over Indus opens for public

The construction of the bridge was undertaken by the combat engineers of Sahas aur Yogyata regiment of Fire and Fury Corps of the Indian Army


5.Modi dedicates 220 kV Ladakh transmission line to the nation

In order to ensure a quality power supply to Ladakh throughout the year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reportedly dedicated the 220 kV Srinagar-Alusteng-Drass-Kargil-Leh transmission system to the nation


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