The contradictory behavior of current regime at centre was exposed again today. Although much has been said about congress doing nothing for 70 years post independence, irony is PM is still busy inaugurating schemes and projects sanctioned by previous UPA government.
Well to talk about a few of the many significant achievements of congress, today we have the privilege of writing in social media,talk about world economy and nuclear energy and weapons because of sri Rajiv Gandhi, Dr. Manmohan Singh and sri PV Narasimha Rao.
Today we are enjoying sufficient food grains because of “green revolution ” brought about by Smt. Indira Gandhi. And last but not the least the law of equal wages to men and woman brought by Mrs Gandhi.
Now coming back to the present,today PM Narendra Modi inaugurated Jammu-Srinagar Road Tunnel, which is longest tunnel in South Asia. Media hailed PM Modi to give credit, but nobody spoke about who started it.
The tunnel opened today will cut short the journey between the two cities on J&K by 30 km and reduce travel time by two hours. This tunnel was built at a cost of Rs. 3,700 crore, the Chenani-Nashri tunnel will ensure a safe and swift passage for commuters, even in adverse weather conditions. This tunnel is among the longest highway tunnels in Asia.
The construction of this tunnel was started on 23 May, 2011, during UPA-II and the work was expected to be completed on 20 May, 2016.
Congress leader Randeep S Surjewala tweeted “Pardhan mantri ji 3 saal se UPA ki Prayojnaon ka fita kaat rahe hai, wo congress ne kuch nahi kiya ka gyan banthte rahte hai” (Prime minister has been cutting ribon for UPA schemes since 3 years, although he spread rumours saying congress has not done any thing).
# The Chenani-Nashri tunnel, located at an altitude of nearly 4,000 feet, is built in a record time of 5 and a half years by spending Rs 3,720 crore.
# This tunnel will save fuel worth nearly Rs. 99 crore a year. “Rs. 27 lakh worth of fuel is likely to be saved per day,” said Jitendra Singh.
#Tunnel will reduce the distance between Chenani and Nashri from 41KM to 10.9 km .