The Union transport ministry
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Gadkari also announced several other initiatives during his recent visit to Jammu & Kashmir, including the construction of a 5-km concrete footpath from Panchtarni to Amarnath shrine with barricades on both sides for security purposes, a 10 km tunnel between Seshnag and Panchtarani to avoid any risk of snowfall, and a new 9-km ropeway from Baltal to Amarnath at a cost of Rs 750 crore. Additionally, a Rs 125 crore ropeway project will connect Pahalgam with Baisaran to promote tourism.

Furthermore, the government has awarded the Rs 175 crore project for a 2-km ropeway to the pilgrim site at Shivkhedi in Jammu, and another project to provide ropeway connectivity to Shankaracharya temple in Srinagar at a cost of Rs 60 crore will be bid out in the next two months. These projects will significantly improve transportation and connectivity in the region, boosting tourism and economic growth.
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