STATE TIMES NEWS
NEW DELHI: Minister for CAPD, Transport, Qamar Ali Akhon on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and expressed his gratitude on behalf of the people of Kargil for approving construction of Z-Morh Tunnel on Srinagar-Kargil- Leh National Highway(NHW) for which foundation stone has recently been laid at Gagangir in Sonamarg area.
Akhoon thanked Prime Minister for mitigating the long pending demand of the people of this area.
The minister apprised Dr. Singh about the geographical and topographical conditions of Kargil which remains cut off for more than 6 months from other parts of the country. He appealed Prime Minister for making necessary efforts for starting construction work on 6.2 KM long Ist -phase tunnel so that all weather transport facilities are ensured for the people of the twin districts of Kargil and Leh.
Akhoon also requested for starting of construction on 2nd Phase of 13 KM tunnel which has already been approved by the State Government so that these snow bounded areas are connected with other parts of the country.