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Zojila Tunnel: Asia’s longest road tunnel set to be completed by December 2030

Zojila Tunnel, which is said to establish all-weather connectivity between the Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir, is expected to be completed by December 2030, an army official said on July 27. Captain IK Singh, office in-charge, BRO detachment Matiyan told ANI, “The revised length of the tunnel is 13.15 km. The total length is 14.15 km. It is a horseshoe-shaped shaft single tube and a two-lane road tunnel.” Singh said, “The proposed date of completion of the tunnel was December 2026 and now the new date is December 2030.” Elaborating on the advantages of the Zojila tunnel, Singh said, “It takes 3-4 hours to cross Zoji La. Once the tunnel is completed, the time travel will be reduced to 15 minutes.” The official said that once the tunnel is completed, it will “facilitate military movement” and “holds significance from the security viewpoint of India”.

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