Northern Railway Achieves Breakthrough of Main Railway Tunnel T13

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Final Up to date: August 30, 2022, 22:59 IST

The wider sections of the tunnel have been designed to accommodate station yards of Dugga and Sawlakot on either portal ends. (News18)

The broader sections of the tunnel have been designed to accommodate station yards of Dugga and Sawlakot on both portal ends. (News18)

With this northern railway strikes one step nearer to fulfilling the dream of connecting the Kashmir valley to the remainder of India via the Indian Railways community

A serious milestone was achieved right this moment on the Udhampur Srinagar Baramulla Rail Hyperlink Nationwide Mission (USBRL) of Northern Railway with the breakthrough of an necessary Tunnel T-13 on Monday. The daylighting of the one part of the 8 Km essential tunnel was carried out making it fully via from its South portal. The road and degree of the tunnel have been exactly achieved within the breakthrough.

On 2nd Aug 2022, the Escape tunnel of T-13 was made via. The full size of the T-13 Essential tunnel is 9.26 Km (mixed size), having a single part size of 8.0 Km and a wider part size of 1.2 Km. The full size of tunnel made via at current is 9.1 Km with a balanced size of 150 m within the wider part focused for completion shortly, shared Sh. S.P. Mahi, CAO/USBRL from the location.

The broader sections of the tunnel have been designed to accommodate station yards of Dugga and Sawlakot on both portal ends. The tunnel shall be paved with state-of-the-art Ballast much less observe preserving in view the low upkeep elements and good using consolation. The breakthrough of this Essential tunnel single tube leg has been achieved efficiently overcoming a number of geological and social challenges outstanding being hostile terrain, distant location, weak and fractured geology embedded with surprises in decrease Himalayas and inclement climate circumstances within the space.

Sh. Ashutosh Gangal, Common Supervisor, Northern Railway stated that, the completion of the boring work of this necessary tunnel connecting Dugga and Basindadhar stations is likely one of the main achievements on the Katra – Banihal part of the USBRL challenge. With this NR strikes one step nearer to fulfilling the dream of connecting the Kashmir valley to the remainder of India via the Indian Railways community.

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