Longest railway tunnel in country in J&K to be completed by month-end:MoS Rail

3/07/2013
  • The 11-kilometre-long railway tunnel through the Pir Panjal range of mountains is being completed this month. 

  • This longest rail tunnel in the country located in the Qazigund-Banihal section of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla new line project in Jammu and Kashmir. Giving this information in a written reply in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Railways, Mr. Surya Prakash Reddy said the railways is also constructing similar tunnels to extend its network in the Himalayan states, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan. 

  • The total length of these tunnels is 300 kilometers and they are under various stages of construction, the minister said.
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