Doda, December 09: Deputy Commissioner Doda Vishesh Paul Mahajan today visited the construction site of Khellani tunnel to have first hand appraisal of the work progress on the tunnel and observed the West Portal partial breakthrough in the tunnel.
The DC, during the visit was accompanied by SSP Doda Abdul Qayoom, and GM NHIDCL, N. Gill.
On the site, he reviewed the works going on tunnel and was briefed about the pace and progress made on it.
He was informed that both the tubes of the tunnel are expected to be completed by March 2023. It was further informed that the tunnel tube has 1.5 kms length from one side.
DC emphasized on safety of the labourers, quality & timely completion of the ambitious project. Pertinent to mention here that the tunnel is important part of the prestigious alternate National Highway 244 which shall reduce the distance and the time while giving comfortable drive towards capital cities. The alternate NH 244 will also benefit social and economic development of the region apart from boosting the tourism in the District.