Chenani- Nashri Tunnel on NH 44, in Jammu and Kashmir will be named after Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee. Informing this, in a tweet, Road, Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said, it is the humble homage to Mukherjee whose battle for Kashmir, One Nation One Flag has immensely contributed in national integration.
Syama Prasad Mukherjee is considered as the ideological father of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its predecessor the Jana Sangh. A few days back, Home Minister Amit Shah had also remembered Syama Prasad Mukherjee and said that the abrogation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir was akin to fulfilling the dream of Mukherjee. The Chenani-Nashri Tunnel is the longest tunnel in India.