Kashmir will become the rising star of ‘New India’, says PM Narendra Modi
PM Modi unveiled the plaque to commence work for Zojila tunnel to provide all-weather connectivity between Srinagar, Kargil and Leh. “Jammu and Kashmir is going to get development projects worth Rs. 25,000 crore. These projects will have a positive impact on the people of the state,” Modi said after inaugurating the project.
The 14-km-long Zojila tunnel will be India’s longest road tunnel and Asia’s longest bi-directional tunnel. Later in the day, PM Modi also inaugurated the 330-MW Kishanganga hydroelectric power project and lay foundation stone for the semi-ring road project, in Srinagar.
The Prime Minister also attended the closing ceremony of the Birth Centenary celebration of the 19th Kushok Bakula Rinpoche in Leh, where he praised Bakula for his developmental works in India. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari were also present at the ceremony.
“Today is a memorable day. I got the opportunity to inaugrate many develeopment projects. Two of them are dedicated to Maa Vaishno Devi. Kashmir will gradually become the rising star of ‘New India,” said PM Modi.