‘Op Pro’ For Traffic Through Qazigund-Banihal Tunnel Reviewed

JAMMU: As a sequel to the decision of using the Qazigund-Banihal Railway tunnel for plying vehicular traffic during extreme weather conditions and heavy snowfalls, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Monday reviewed the operating procedures to be adopted while opening the tunnel at a meeting with officers of State Government and Northern Railways.

It is pertinent to mention here that during her trip to New Delhi three days ago Mehbooba Mufti had sought opening of the Railway tunnel for vehicular movement during heavy snowfalls and extreme winters, an official spokesperson said.

The Railway Minister, Suresh Prabu had agreed to the suggestion and it was decided that working out of modalities would be followed soon.

Addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister said the decision to use the said Railway tunnel has been necessitated by the fact that many passenger vehicles get stranded on the same stretch of Highway during heavy snowfalls and slippery conditions putting hundreds of passengers to risk.

She thanked the Railway Minister for agreeing to her suggestion to use the tunnel during extreme weather conditions.

Mehbooba Mufti impressed upon the officers of State Government and Northern Railways to fine tune the modalities further and incorporate each other’s views on how to optimally use the tunnel without disturbing railway movement through it.

She stressed on maintaining close coordination in this regard.

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