Mian Altaf welcomes commencement of work on Zojila tunnel

Demands job opportunities to locals in construction of Z Morh, Zojila projects

Srinagar, Oct 15: Senior National conference leader and former MLA Kangan Mian Altaf Ahmed on Thursday welcomed the initiation of work on much awaited Zojila tunnel.
In a statement issued, Mian Altaf said that it has been a long demand for the local population across the Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh region to have an all weather connectivity. He said with the construction of Z Morh and Zojila tunnels there will be a boost in social and economic development.
Mian Altaf demanded that the construction companies should provide job opportunities to locals in construction of the two tunnels.
“Locals of the area are mostly poor and dependent on the tourism activities to earn their livelihood, adding that the construction company and the contractor both should ensure that the local unemployed youth are given preferences and engaged in the project where ever required.
He said that unfortunately the Z Morh tunnel faced many issues and thus halting the project for almost more than a year. However now when the work has resumed on this prestigious project, the contractor should engage more local unemployed youth both skilled and unskilled workers so that they can earn their livelihood.(KNS)

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