In order to survey the fatal tunnel collapse on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in India Kashmir the previous week, an expert committee has been launched.
On 19 May due to the collapse of the T3 Tunnel, which was constructed to bypass the landslide-prone area in Panthial on National Highway 44 in the Himalayan region, ten workers were killed. While it is thought the section affected was an approach tunnel, the rescue was hampered by falling rocks and bad weather.
Responsibility for managing this investigation will be on Professor JT Sahu of IIT Delhi and the determined time period for submitting the committee’s report to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is 10 days.
Tunnels are proposed under three packages along the Ramban Banihal section of the highway.