In recent years, the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) has seen significant developments in highway infrastructure aimed at enhancing connectivity, facilitating economic growth, and improving the overall quality of life for residents.
One of the notable projects is the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway (NH-44), which is crucial for the region as it connects Jammu, the winter capital, with Srinagar, the summer capital. Another significant project is the Chenani-Nashri Tunnel, inaugurated in 2017, which forms part of NH-44. This tunnel is the longest in India with a length of approximately 9.2 kilometers and has reduced the travel distance between Jammu and Srinagar by about 30 kilometers. Additionally, the Zojila Pass Tunnel project is of strategic importance. It will provide all-weather connectivity to the Leh-Ladakh region from Srinagar. Moreover, development of the Mughal Road has been prioritized to provide an alternate route between Jammu and Srinagar via Rajouri and Poonch districts.
The Udhampur-Katra-Banihal Railway Line is another significant infrastructure project aimed at improving connectivity in the region.
These highway and infrastructure projects in J&K underscore the government’s commitment to enhancing connectivity, promoting economic development, and improving the overall socio-economic conditions of the region.

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