Kashmir Rail project: Portion of Khari-Sumber tunnel completed after breakthrough
Banihal/IBNS: A portion of the main tunnel under the Kashmir Rail project in the 110-kms long Banihal Katra railway track has been completed and connected Saturday at a breakthrough ceremony.
The 1,800-metres long railway tunnel between Kundan and Aarpinchala is part of the longest (about 13-kms) railway tunnel of the Indian railway and is under construction in the Khari-Sumber sector of Ramban district.
An official of IRCON International, while talking to Greater Kashmir, said the breakthrough of the main tunnel number T-49B between Kundan Adit and Aarpinchala in Khari tehsil was done successfully on Sunday.
“This part of the tunnel falls in the geological zone of Ramsoo formation which is prone to land-erosion," he said.
This formation has a Rock Mass Rating value between 15-25 and the tunnel is being constructed with the new Austrian tunneling method NATM.
“In this railway tunnel, 344M double track will be laid inside the tunnel as part of Aarpinchala yard,” he added.