August 24, 2020
National Highways and Industrial Development Corporation opened a platform for bidding tunnel project on Friday, and MEIL topped the list by quoting less than other companies. The project is to be constructed in two divisions in two sections of about 33 km,” the company said in a release.
Zojila tunnel aims to provide an all-time connection between Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh region.
The estimated cost budget of the project is ₹4,509 crores. In 2018, PM Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone for this project, as Asia’s longest bi-directional tunnel, in Jammu and Kashmir.
This project is going to be handle via caring analysis, innovatively in the most critical conditions.
The Government of India has finally called out for tenders to conquer this long-pending road tunnel.
The tenders called for the construction of 14.15 km of road for the Mozilla tunnel.
Engineering and Infrastructure company (MEIL) on Friday stated that it had occupied the lowest bidder in constructing the Zojila Pass tunnel in the Jammu Kashmir-Ladakh region, quoting 4,509 crores.
“National Highways and Industrial Development Corporation opened access for bids on Friday where MEIL topped the list by bidding the lowest than other companies. " The project is to be constructed in two divisions in two sections of about 33 km,” the company said in a release.
The first set of execution will consist of constructing the 18.5-km road, whereas, in the second section, the Zojila tunnel will be built in the shape of a horseshoe of 14.15 km as a two-road lane.
As the dense snowfalls continuously for at least eight months throughout the year, the project accomplishment works may not be an easy task.
A continuous river flows bordering beside the proposed project site. Such conditions are going to confer severe problems with water as well as ice
pour during the construction," the company said.
The company is likely to anticipate the project in six years.
Written by- Mousami Jena
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