New tunnel accomplished on Banihal-Katra rail hyperlink in Jammu and Kashmir, India


The 9.8 km tunnel on the Banihal-Katra railway hyperlink within the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir has been accomplished, the Press Belief of India reported, citing officers.

The tunnel is designed to attach the 2 stations on the 111 km Banihal-Katra railway hyperlink, which is presently below building.

The road is being constructed as a part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Railway Line (USBRL) undertaking.

In January this yr, a 12.6 km lengthy tunnel named T-49B was accomplished, which is claimed to be the longest tunnel of the Indian Railways.

As well as, the higher deck of the rail bridge has been accomplished with a golden addition over the Chenab river within the Kori space of ​​Reasi district. It’s stated to be the best rail bridge on the planet.

An official was quoted by the information company as saying: “We have now been profitable in finishing the development work on the tunnel between Dugga and Savlakot stations within the Katra-Banihal part of USBRL.”

With the completion of this tunnel, the Dugga railway station on the Jammu finish has been linked to the Basinddar (Sawalkot) railway station on the Srinagar finish.

The entire size of the USBRL undertaking is 272km, out of which 161km was commissioned in phases.

In October 2009, the primary part of the 118 km lengthy Qazigund-Baramulla part was commissioned.

18 km Banihal-Qazigund was commissioned in June 2013 and 25 km Udhampur-Katra in July 2014.

The Katra-Banihal part of 111 km has 37 bridges and 35 tunnels.

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