SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir Youth Development Forum (JKYDF) today hailed the inauguration of Chenani-Nashri tunnel as a beacon light for the entire people of J&K who have been suffering the wrath of weather while travelling between Jammu and Valley. Nashri nala was one of the biggest hurdle in the smooth driving between Udhampur and Banihal . It was not only the reduction of distance of 31 kms. or time factor but it was one of the biggest obstacles for the travellers/tourists travelling between Jammu and its bordering point at Banihal tunnel. JKYDF Chief patron Farooq Ganderbali said that Banihal tunnel had provided enough relief to the travellers between Kashmir and Jammu yet Nashri Nala remains a perpetual headache for the travellers. The tunnel which runs 9.3 kms. distance, some called it the longest tunnel in South-East Asia has reduced the sufferings and pains of millions of travellers/passengers travelling between Jammu and Srinagar and vice versa.