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BRO completes half of Rohtang tunnel in Himachal Pradesh

 Border Road Organisation has completed half of nearly 9-km-long Rohtang tunnel in Himachal Pradesh.

PTI| Updated: Sep 22, 2014, 16:39 PM IST

Jammu: Border Road Organisation has completed half of nearly 9-km-long Rohtang tunnel in Himachal Pradesh.

"Construction of the 8.8 km Rohtang tunnel in Himachal Pradesh is under progress by BRO, wherein 4.4 Km of tunnel has already been completed," Defence spokesman Col S D Goswami said today.

The feasibility study of Zojila and Z-Morh tunnel in Jammu -Kashmir-Ladakh region is already completed, he said.

The construction of Zojila-Z morh tunnel, which will ensure all weather connectivity between Kashmir and Ladakh region, is likely to commence next year, Col Goswami said.

A 592-meter-long cable stayed bridge is under construction on the river Ravi at Basohli in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, he said.

This bridge, which will connect Doda-Kishtwar-Kathua belt with Punjab, will be the first of its kind in northern India and will enhance connectivity between Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir.