Connecting Kashmir Valley To India Via India's Longest Rail Tunnel

Discussion in 'Engineering & Technology News' started by Ishantopre, May 31, 2011.

  • by Ishantopre, May 31, 2011 at 11:23 AM
  • the connectivity is mostly a problem in Baramulla and Qazigund area. The insurgency is more of a problem. I feel that the tunnel would help in the present connectivity problems.
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Discussion in 'Engineering & Technology News' started by Ishantopre, May 31, 2011.

  1. Mohsin pervez
    The entire project cost is estimated to be Rs. 19,500. I think there is some mistake in the estimation of the cost.
  2. CIVILPRINCESS
    yeah sorry that was a mistake. it is estimated to be RS. 19,500 crore. thanks for pointing it out anyway. 
  3. niranjana
    India’s longest rail tunnel which will connect the Kashmir valley of India to the rest of the India will be completed and commissioned by December, 2012 believe the authorities. This rail link will attain completion only after the completion of a tunnel connecting the Banihal to Qazigund. The entire project cost is estimated to be Rs. 19,500 crore.

    This tunnel bored using the latest technologies will be the longest tunnel in India and second largest in Asia (next to 20km Wushaoling tunnel in Gansu, China). This will beat the record of the 6.5km Karbude tunnel of the Konkan Railway which held the name of India’s longest tunnel till date. This engineering feat named T80 will pierce through the wall separating the valley from Jammu, the Pir Panjal range.

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    This project is a part of one of the biggest mountain construction projects since independence, Jammu-Udhampur-Katra-Qazigund-Baramulla railway line.

    This rail line when completed will reduce the time for travel as well as bring down the costs of travelling from the valley to other places. This tunnel will provide all weather connectivity and is provided with an 8 ft wide service road along the tunnel. The link is important as it connects even during the heavy snowfall periods when the only other road tunnel, the Jawahar link is blocked.

    The construction of this tunnel is by the Australian tunneling method where the geological stress from the surrounding rock is used to stabilize the tunnel hole.

    With the Banihal-Qazigund rail line commissioned before 2012, the Kashmir valley will be connected with the rest of the country and it will be a new achievement for Indian railways.

    Source: Economic Times Image Credit: SkyScraperCity
  4. Sayarahmad1985
    this will be a great a achievement.
  5. Sayarahmad1985
    would you please mention the length of this railway track
  6. Ahmad
    The Indian government will help bring tourists to the valley with this railway.  Definately a good sign!
  7. CIVILPRINCESS
    The tunnel connecting Qazigund with Banihal is 11 km long. It is a part of the 345-km long Jammu-Udhampur-Katra-Qazigund-Baramulla railway line project. 
  8. Siva
    It is not Australian tunneling method. It is Austrian Tunneling method.
  9. Construction Sector In 2011: A Year That Made Civi
    [...] largest in Asia (next to 20km Wushaoling tunnel in Gansu, China). This engineering feat named T80 will pierce through the wall separating the valley from Jammu, the Pir Panjal range. The Rs. 19,500 [...]
  10. jaan zahid
    is it going to complete any day

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