Strategic tunnel project surrounding Imam Hussain and Elabbas Shrines to be implemented

A strategic tunnel project the Imam Hussain Shrine is about to implement in the old town (Kerbela’s downtown) will revitalize the downtown area.

The head of the Department of Engineering and Technical Projects, Hussain Ridha Mehdi, said, “The tunnel will be specifically for vehicles – it will surround the Imam Hussain and the Elabbas Shrines to facilitate the traffic flow in the downtown area.”

Mehdi indicated that the project will be implemented within the next four years, especially after acquiring pieces of land that are located within the project area.


By: Mustafa Ahmed Bahidh

Translation: Mohammed Elobaidi