InvestorQ : What is the status of the unique Zojila pass planning to be started shortly in J&K?
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What is the status of the unique Zojila pass planning to be started shortly in J&K?

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NISHA Nayak answered.
1 month ago


Megha Engineering will construct the highly complex Zojila pass tunnel as the lowest bidder for the project. The idea of the tunnel is to provide all-year connectivity between Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh region. The project is estimated to cost Rs.4509 crore.

The contract had been earlier given to IL&FS Transportation which had to be cancelled after the parent went bankrupt. The project will have 2 phases. In Phase 1, and 18.50-kilometre long road will be made and in Phase 2, the Zojilla Tunnel of 14.5 KM will be built.

This EPC project of the tunnel is extremely complex and is expected to face unprecedented challenges due to the complex hill terrain and frequent snowstorms. Execution will also face a problem as there is a river flowing adjacent to the proposed project site.

The whole project is expected to be completed in 6 years and would be an engineering marvel when completed.