Quiet Visit By Defence Minister To Rohtang Tunnel Due To Hp Polls

As model code of conduct has already come into force in Himachal Pradesh due to upcoming assembly elections, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s visit to strategically-important Rohtang tunnel was a hush-hush affair.

The minister visited tunnel after completion of boring work on Sunday, but she avoided any interaction with public and did not make any political statement. She was initially supposed to visit the tunnel for an official ceremony on October 24. Last week, it was indicated that Sitharaman would oversee excavation of at least one metre to officially complete boring work of the tunnel.

Boring of the 8.8km-long tunnel was completed after a delay of over three years. The initial Rs 1,355-crore budget of the tunnel has inflated to Rs 4,035 crore. The tunnel is expected to open for general traffic by 2019. Read More…

You may also read!

Mehbooba Mufti Resigns After BJP Pulls Out Of Alliance With PDP In Jammu And Kashmir

The People Democratic Party's (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday submitted her resignation as Jammu and Kashmir chief minister to


Government Puts Off Air India Stake Sale For Now

The government has decided not to go ahead with Air India stake sale in an election year and will


As Kashmir Plunges Into Political Uncertainty, Here’s a List of Most Wanted Militants

The BJP-led central government has now asked the armed forces in Jammu and Kashmir to resume its operations against


Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu