The National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL) is undertaking the construction, operation and maintenance of the two-lane, bi-directional Zojila Tunnel with parallel escape (egress) tunnel, including approaches on the Srinagar-Leh section connecting NH-1 at 95 km and at 118 km through an EPC contract.
A recent report from PTI reveals that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of the Zojila tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir after August 15. On completion, the project is slated to provide all-weather connectivity between the Kashmir valley and Ladakh.
Fresh bids for India’s ambitious tunnel project – the Zojila tunnel – in Jammu and Kashmir has recently been invited by the government. State-run National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL) will be accepting contract queries till March 18, and bids for the contract can be thereafter submitted between April 1-8 as per the bid documents.