350 stranded tourists, locals at Zojila Pass rescued by Army
"In coordination with the civil administration, army rescue columns moved in vehicles promptly to rescue the stranded civilians from the Zojila Pass," a senior army official said. The army personnel also provided medical assistance, hot food and blankets to the affected people. Zojila pass is situated at an altitude of 11,578 feet on the Srinagar-Kargil-Leh National Highway.
Zojila tender scrapped; fresh bids in three months
J&K tunnel project’s contract has been cancelled due to rise in its cost estimate to Rs 8,...
IL&FS crisis deals fresh blow to Ladakh road link
As of now there has been no work on the ground at Zojila tunnel while progress at Z-Morh is...
Zojila project costs soar as IL&FS arm contract fails
The tunnel project will provide all-weather connectivity between Srinagar and Leh.
IL&FS mess hits Zojila tunnel plan, government scraps firm's contract
The govt has scrapped the contract for building the Zojila tunnel project in J&K, which was bagged by IL&FS.
Kargil: What happened 20 years ago and why it's unlikely to happen again
Officials say Pakistan is not “really a threat” now; "It is not possible for them to do what they did in 1999."
GAIL plans to terminate Rs 270 crore IL&FS contract
GAIL is building the 2,655-km natural gas pipeline, called Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga, which crosses Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha and connects several key cities on the way.
Government may rebid or buy IL&FS’ road projects
IL&FS is currently undertaking two important projects for the government in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. These are Z-Morh tunnel and Zojila Pass tunnel project.
Government will ensure IL&FS highway projects are completed on time: Nitin Gadkari
The government has already appointed a new, six-member board to get the IL&FS group out of its present crisis.
For all-year access to Ladakh, PM to flag off work on Zoji La tunnel
Road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari claimed Zoji La tunnel will be Asia’s longest bi-directional underground road built almost 400 metres beneath the existing highway.
Nitin Gadkari urges ILFS to explore rail alignment in Zojila tunnel
The Minister during an event for signing of MoU for the tunnel, also asked IL&FS to complete the work faster than the assigned seven years.
Indian Army in commanding position on LoC now
Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh explained a substantial improvement in infrastructure, including surveillance, night vision, fighting capabilities and modernisation since the Kargil war.
'Reduction in travel time across Zojila pass will ensure year-round defence supplies'
Lt Gen D S Hooda, who retired as Corps commander of the Northern Command, feels that with the construction of the tunnel, troops deployed in the region can depend more on ground supplies rather than air.
IIFCL to fund iconic but ‘unviable’ projects
The finance ministry is set to revamp the operations of India Infrastructure Finance Company (IIFCL) with the government tasking it with funding projects of “social and national importance”.
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