Zojila Tunnel

  • Zoji La Tunnel is a 14.2 km long road tunnel under Zoji La pass in the Himalayas between Sonmarg and Drass town in Kargil district of the Indian Union Territory of Ladakh,
  • It is situated at an altitude of 11,578 feet on Srinagar-Kargil-Leh National Highway (NH-1A).
  • The main objective of the project is to provide all whether connectivity to strategically important Leh region in J&K which at moment is limited to at best 6 months because of snow on the mountainous passes and threat of avalanches.
  • Ladakh region remains cut off from rest of the country during winter months due to heavy snowfall.

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