Z-Morh Tunnel – Information & Update

6.5 km Z-Morh Tunnel by NHIDCL is an under construction 2 lane road project between Kangan and Sonamarg on the Srinagar-Leh Highway in Jammu and Kashmir.

This project by the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL) aims to ensure all-weather connectivity between Srinagar, Sonamarg and Kargil in Ladakh.

Z-Morh Tunnel is expected to completed and opened in June 2023 (current deadline). Construction via the NATM tunneling method is expected to cost Rs. 2378 crore.

The project’s foundation stone was laid in 2012. It was originally owned by the Border Roads Organization (BRO) which awarded its civil construction to Srinagar-Sonamarg Tunnelway Limited, an Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) owned company.

In 2019, NHIDCL re-tendered the project and awarded its contract to APCO Infratech which is executing it under Apco Shri Amarnathji Tunnelway Private Limited (ASATPL).

Location

The tunnel is located between Kangan and Sonamarg on the Srinagar-Leh Highway in Jammu and Kashmir. Along with the 14.15 km Zojila Tunnel to its east, it aims to enhance the Indian military’s capabilities in Kashmir and Ladakh along both the Line of Control (LOC) to the north and the Line of Actual Control (LAC) further east.

via Indian Express

Current Status

Tunneling was completed in June 2021. Z-Morh Tunnel is expected to completed and opened in June 2023 (current deadline).

Here’s a recent video by Kashmir Life on YouTube:

Page last updated: January 21, 2023. Have a question or spot an error? Let me know here.