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Udhampur: Amid high alert and multi-tiered security, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Chenani-Nashri Tunnel, India’s longest road tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway today, making it operational for traffic.

Multi-tier security was put in place ahead of the Prime Minister’s visit amid alert along the border and high degree of vigilance in Jammu and Kashmir. However reports suggest that there is thin movement on the roads and shops and other business establishments in Kashmir.

The call of shutdown was supported by UJC chief Syed Salahuddin who in his statement appealed to people of Kashmir to show resentment against Modi’s visit by observing a complete shutdown across Valley.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the Nashri-Chenani tunnel the longest tunnel in India on the Jammu-Srinagar highway.

Modi was accompanied by Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Governor N N Vohra and Minister of State for PMO and MP from Kathua-Udhampur constituency, Jitendra Singh was also present .