Work on Zojila tunnel to start soon: Mehbooba

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Distributes scooties among girl students at Kargil


Work on Zojila tunnel to start soon: Mehbooba

Murtaza Fazily

Kargil, Oct 07:

 Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Saturday distributed scooties among the girl students at Kargil and said the work on the construction of Zojila tunnel, connecting Ladakh region with Kashmir, will start soon after conclusion of the necessary formalities.
Addressing a function here, after distributing scooties among the deserving girl students of Kargil district, she said ever since her taking over, the government has flagged development and progress of Ladakh region as priority.
She said she is herself supervising the development activities in the region and even comes to this place often to monitor the development activities.
Mehbooba said the work on the construction of Zojila tunnel would start soon after conclusion of the necessary formalities.
The Zojila tunnel will connect Ladakh region with Kashmir.
Zojila pass, which is situated at an altitude of 11,578-ft on Srinagar-Kargil-Leh Highway, remains closedduring winters (December to April) due to heavy snowfall andavalanches, cutting Leh-Ladakh region from Kashmir.
She said she is keen to have more interactions between the people of different regions of the State to minimize misgivings and mistrust.
In this regard she sought support from the student community by joining more and more interactive sessions in which they come to learn from each other’s regions in a better way.
Responding to the demands of the students, the Chief Minister said she has already directed providing buses to the students of local college and increasing the accommodation for students there.
She said that sports facilities for the students of the district would further be strengthened.
Earlier, Chairman, Legislative Council, Haji Anayat Ali also addressed the gathering and thanked the Chief Minister for taking keen interest in the development of Kargil district. He sought early start of work on the Zojila tunnel.
Minister for Public Works, NaeemAkhtar; MLA, Kargil, AsgarKarbalai; CEC, LAHDC, Kargil, Kachoo Ahmad Ali; executive councilors, LAHDC, Kargil; Deputy Commissioner, GulzarHussain and other officers of district administration were present on the occasion.

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