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Electrified Railways Tunnel Resulting in Saving

Infra News - Published on Tue, 17 Sep 2019

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Financial Express reported that India’s longest electrified rail tunnel built by Indian Railways is not just an engineering marvel but also a game-changer for freight operations across the railway network. The longest electrified railway tunnel 6.7 kilometres long in the new 112 kilometer long broad gauge line between Obulavaripalli-Krishnapatnam is expected to result in major monetary benefits. Indian Railways is saving almost INR 7.5 lakh per coal rake, since the commercial operations on this route began. The horseshoe-shaped tunnel has been constructed through the New Austrian Tunnelling Method spanning across a length of 6,600 metres. The total anticipated cost of constructed for the tunnel project is INR 1,993 crore. The tunnel has been provided with LED lights at intervals of 10 metres.

Mr CH Rakesh, Chief Public Relations Officer, South Central Railways, said that four commodities namely coal, iron ore, limestones, and fertilizers are being loaded on the freight trains from the Krishnapatnam port and deported to the western parts of the country. The freight trains move through the newly constructed BG line between Obulavaripalli and Krishnapatnam, which has the longest electrified tunnel built between the Cherlopalli and Rapur stations.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 17 Sep 2019
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