NHIDCL Awards Z-Morh Tunnel In J&K To APCO Amarnathji Tunnelway



National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) awarded the crucial Z-Morh Tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir to APCO Amarnathji Tunnelway Pvt. Ltd. to be built at a cost of Rs 2,379 crores. The project was earlier allotted to Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS), but the contractor abandoned it after IL&FS Group faced financial crisis.

Z-Morh Tunnel would provide all-weather road connectivity to Sonamarg tourist spot in J&K, which mostly remains closed during the winters due to heavy snowfall in Gagenger area.

The pact between NHIDCL and APCO Amarnathji Tunnelway was signed in presence of Road Transport and Highways Minister, Shri Nitin Gadkari.

Bids for the project were re-invited on June 24, 2019 with a TPC of Rs 2,378.76 crores on BOT - build operate transfer - (Annuity) basis. The project will be completed in 3.5 years.