Qazigund, known as the Gate Way of Kashmir
, is a town and a notified area committee in Anantnag
district in the Indian state of Jammu
and Kashmir.It has an average elevation of 1670 metres (5478 feet).
Qazigund is connected to Anantnag and Srinagar
by road and railway. There is a train service from Qazigund to Srinagar four times a day.And is connected to Kulgam
by road.Qazigund is connected to Banihal
on the other side of Pir Panjal mountain by road.Banihal railway tunnel or Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel
, is a 11 km long railway tunnel under the Pir Panjal mountains to connect Qazigund railway station to Banihal railway station. It was bored in late 2011 and the railway tracks are being laid. It became operational by the 26 Dec 2012. It is India
's longest and Asia
's second longest railway tunnel and reduced the distance between Quazigund and Banihal to only 11 km.