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List of Famous Railway Tunnels in India

27-JUN-2018 18:54
    List of Famous Railway Tunnels in India

    The tunnels are underground passageway, constructed through the surrounding soil/earth/rock and enclosed except for entrance and exit, commonly at each end. It may be for foot or vehicular road traffic, for rail traffic, or for a canal. The railway tunnels serves as the most economical mode of transport among the prevailing travel modes in India.

    Famous Railway Tunnels in India

    1. Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel

    Length of track: 11,215 metres (36,795 ft.)

    Location: Jammu and Kashmir

    Railway Division: Northern Railway

    Year of opening: 2013

    2. Sangaldahan

    Length of track: 8,000 metres (26,000 ft.)

    Location: Jammu & Kashmir

    Railway Division: Northern Railway

    Year of opening: 2017

    3. Karbude (T-35)

    Length of track: 6,506 metres

    Location: Maharashtra

    Railway Division: Konkan Railway

    Year of opening: 1997

    4. Nathuwadi (T-6)

    Length of track: 4,389 metres (14,400 ft.)

    Location: Maharashtra

    Railway Division: Konkan Railway

    Year of opening: 1997

    5. Tike (T-39)

    Length of track: 4,077 metres (13,376 ft.)

    Location: Maharashtra

    Railway Division: Konkan Railway

    Year of opening: 1997

    6. Berdewadi (T-49)

    Length of track: 4,000 metres (13,000 ft.)

    Location: Maharashtra

    Railway Division: Konkan Railway

    Year of opening: 1997

    7. Savarde (T-17)

    Length of track: 3,429 metres (11,250 ft.)

    Location: Maharashtra

    Railway Division: Konkan Railway

    Year of opening: 1997

    8. Barcem (T-73)

    Length of track: 3,343 metres (10,968 ft.)

    Location: Goa

    Railway Division: Konkan Railway

    Year of opening: 1997

    9. Borail BG (T-10)

    Length of track: 3,235 metres (10,614 ft.)

    Location: Assam

    Railway Division: Northeast Frontier Railway

    Year of opening: 2015

    10. Karwar (T-80)

    Length of track: 2,950 metres (9,680 ft.)

    Location: Karnataka

    Railway Division: Konkan Railway

    Year of opening: 1997

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    11. Honnavar (T-84)

    Length of track: 2830 m

    Location: Konkan Railway

    Railway Division: Karnataka

    Year of opening: 1997

    12. Chowk (T-3)

    Length of track: 2,628 metres (8,622 ft.)

    Location: Maharashtra

    Railway Division: Central Railway

    Year of opening: 2006

    13. Parchuri (T-27)

    Length of track: 2,552 metres (8,373 ft.)

    Location: Maharashtra

    Railway Division: Konkan Railway

    Year of opening: 1997

    14. Khowai (T-2)

    Length of track: 2,500 metres (8,200 ft.)

    Location: Tripura

    Railway Division: Northeast Frontier Railway

    Year of opening: 2008

    15. Sangar (T-4)

    Length of track: 2,454 metres (8,051 ft.)

    Location: Jammu and Kashmir

    Railway Division:  Northern Railway

    Year of opening: 2005

    16. Monkey Hill (T-25C)

    Length of track: 2,304 metres (7,559 ft.)

    Location: Maharashtra

    Railway Division: Central Railway

    Year of opening: 1982

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    17. Aravali (T-21)

    Length of track: 2,161 metres (7,090 ft.)

    Location: Maharashtra

    Railway Division: Konkan Railway

    Year of opening: 1997

    18. Chiplun (T-16)

    Length of track: 2,100 metres (6,900 ft.)

    Location: Maharashtra

    Railway Division: Konkan Railway

    Year of opening: 1997

    19. Tamelong (T-8)

    Length of track: 2,010 metres (6,590 ft.)

    Location: Manipur

    Railway Division: Northeast Frontier Railway

    Year of opening: 2016

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    20. Longtarai MG (T-13)

    Length of track: 1,936 metres (6,352 ft.)

    Location: Assam

    Railway Division: Northeast Frontier Railway

    Year of opening: 1903

    21. Thizama BG (T-8)

    Length of track: 1,849 metres (6,066 ft.)

    Location: Nagaland

    Railway Division: Northeast Frontier Railway

    Year of opening: 2018

    22. Parsik tunnel

    Length of track: 1,618 metres (5,308 ft.)

    Location: Maharashtra

    Railway Division: Central Railway

    Year of opening: 1916

    23. Saranda (T-1 & T-2)

    Length of track: 1,521 metres (4,990 ft.)

    Location: Jharkhand

    Railway Division:  South Eastern Railway

    Year of opening: 1900

    24. Gurpa tunnel

    Length of track: 1,444 metres (4,738 ft.)

    Location: Jharkhand

    Railway Division: East-Central Railway 

    Year of opening: 1916

    Railway tunnels are more economical than open cuts beyond certain depths. It avoids disturbing or interference with surface life and traffic.

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