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Famous Railway Tunnels in India


Famous Railway Tunnels 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

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.