Zojila tunnel is an infrastructure project in the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The 14.15 km long tunnel will be India’s longest road tunnel and Asia’s longest bi-directional tunnel. The project is being executed by the Hyderabad-based Megha Engineering & Infrastructure Limited (MEIL). The construction process commenced in 2018. The project is expected to be completed by 2024.
Upon completion, the Zojila tunnel will ease travel between Srinagar and Ladakh throughout the year. It is expected to support the integrated development of both Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, especially in the area of job creation and security. The tunnel would reduce the distance between Baltal to Minamarg.