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Z Morh Tunnel

Published on January 18, 2020
Current context: Union government has signed a Concession Agreement for completing the 6.5-kilometre long Z-Morh tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir.
Z Morh Tunnel 
  • The pact was signed in the presence of Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari between National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL) and APCO Amarnathji Tunnelway Pvt Ltd.
  • As per the agreement, the 6.5km, two-lane bi-directional tunnel will be completed in 3.5 years at a cost of Rs 2379 Crore.
  • The project includes construction, operation and maintenance of the tunnel with approaches on NH-1 at Srinagar-Sonmarg-Gumri Road.
  • The tunnel remains closed during the winters due to heavy snowfall in Gagenger area.
  • The project is the first step toward ensuring all-weather connectivity to Jammu and Kashmir parts which remain closed during the winters due to heavy snowfall.
  • It is being constructed near Gagangir or Gagangair in Ganderbal district of the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Z-Morh Tunnel will also provide all-weather road connectivity to Sonmarg tourist spot in Jammu and Kashmir.

Question: 

Q.1 The Z Morh tunnel is being constructed by the government of India in which state or Union Territory?
a. Ladakh
b. Jammu and Kashmir
c. Sikkim
d. Arunachal Pradesh
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