New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Chenani-Nashri tunnel, India's longest road tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway on Sunday, amid a shutdown call by Kashmiri separatists. After the inauguration, PM Modi addressed a public meeting in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur.
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Apr 2, 2017 6:15 pm (IST)
Those across the border can't even take care of themselves, says PM, in an apparent attack on Pakistan which fuels unrest in Kashmir. PTI
Apr 2, 2017 6:00 pm (IST)
Following the mantra of Kashmiriyat, Insaniyat, and Jamhooriyat, we will take Kashmir to the new heights of development, says PM Modi
Apr 2, 2017 5:57 pm (IST)
Had we focused on tourism in the last forty years, the entire world would have descended upon Kashmir: PM Modi
Apr 2, 2017 5:55 pm (IST)
The path of bloodshed has not helped any one and will never help anyone: PM Narendra Modi in Udhampur
Apr 2, 2017 5:53 pm (IST)
Every Indian wants to see Jammu and Kashmir. The beauty of this land can draw so many people. Tourism will also bring economic growth, says PM Modi. PM Modi also congratulated CM Mehbooba Mufti and her government for their efforts.
Apr 2, 2017 5:50 pm (IST)
This is not just a tunnel to reduce distance between J&K, this is a huge leap towards development, says PM Modi
"You have two choices," PM Modi talks to the youth of Kashmir, "On one side, you have tourism and on the other, you have terrorism."
Apr 2, 2017 5:48 pm (IST)
"This tunnel will improve tourism in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. "This tunnel is nothing less than a blessing for the people of J&K," he says.
Apr 2, 2017 5:47 pm (IST)
It is the youth of Jammu and Kashmir that has built this tunnel, says PM Modi
Apr 2, 2017 5:46 pm (IST)
I want to talk to the youngsters of Kashmir. On the one hand, we have some youngsters who pelt stones, on the other hand, we have the youngsters from the same society who are building tunnels.
Apr 2, 2017 5:41 pm (IST)
"The tunnel is a big leap towards development in the state of Jammu and Kashmir," says Modi.
Apr 2, 2017 5:40 pm (IST)
PM Modi congratulates Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari for having finished the construction of the tunnel on time.
Apr 2, 2017 5:39 pm (IST)
To a resounding chant and applause, PM Modi thanks the attendees.
Apr 2, 2017 5:38 pm (IST)
PM Modi urges the attendees to switch on the flash of their phones and chant Bharat Mata ki Jai.
Apr 2, 2017 5:36 pm (IST)
Prime minister Narendra Modi is addressing a rally in Udhampur after inaugurating Chenani-Nashri Tunnel, the longest tunnel in India.
Apr 2, 2017 4:21 pm (IST)
The Union Minister of State in PMO Jitendra Singh has said the tunnel will save fuel worth nearly Rs 99 crores a year i.e, fuel worth Rs 27 lakh is likely to be saved per day.
Apr 2, 2017 4:21 pm (IST)
Imran Beigh, a 36-year-old Jammu-based budding infrastructure businessman, and his team built half of the 9.2-km Nashri tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway in a short span of two years.
Apr 2, 2017 4:19 pm (IST)
The tunnel will reduce the travel time between the two state capitals of Jammu and Srinagar by two hours. The distance from Chenani and Nashri will now be 10.9 km (between two ends of the tunnel), instead of the existing 41 km.