The ‘Chenani-Nashri Highway Tunnel’ is not only India’s longest highway tunnel but also Asia’s longest bi-directional highway tunnel.
The tunnel is 9 km long officially making it the longest road tunnel in India. It is a two-lane main tunnel with a parallel escape tunnel of the same length located at an elevation of 1200 meters.
It is located in the lower Himalayan mountain range, between Udhampur and Ramban in Jammu & Kashmir.
Gadkari paid tributes to Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Tunnel for his sacrifice for the nation.