32 C
Guwahati
Sunday, July 21, 2024

Breakthrough of tunnel in Sivok – Rangpo rail project achieved

Sivok-Rangpo rail link project to connect Sikkim via railways for first time

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

HT Bureau

GUWAHATI, Feb 28: In a major milestone, the longest tunnel, T-01 of the Adit section of the Sivok – Rangpo Rail Project (SRRP) located in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, has achieved a breakthrough.

- Advertisement -

With the breakthrough of the tunnel measuring 4224 meters long on Tuesday, mining activities have been successfully accomplished in all the Adit tunnels of this project.

The length of the main tunnel of T-01 is 4224 meters, along with an evacuation tunnel measuring 855 meters situated near the Coronation Bridge in Darjeeling district. The main tunnel traverses through vulnerable and challenging geological and seismic conditions of the Younger Himalayas. Like all other tunnels in the SRRP, to counter vulnerability of the ground mass, the latest and most sophisticated tunneling technology, i.e., New Austrian Tunneling Method (NATM) has been used here.

The Sivok – Rangpo new rail link project connecting Sivok in West Bengal and Rangpo in Sikkim is about 45 kms long and is characterized by 14 tunnels, 13 major bridges, nine minor bridges and five stations. The length of the longest tunnel (T-10) is 5.3 km and length of the longest bridge (Br-17) is 425 meters. About 38.65 kms of the entire project alignment is passing through tunnels. 91.59 per cent of the tunneling work has already been completed.

At present, the final lining has been completed in tunnel T-14 and T-9 and is under progress in tunnel T-2, T-3, T-5, T-6, T-7, T-10, T-11 and T-12. A total of 10.89 km lining has been completed till date. Work in all sections is being carried out round the clock.

- Advertisement -

This is one of the most prestigious ongoing national projects in India and on completion of this project, Sikkim will be connected via railways for the first time. The rail network, on its completion is aimed to provide alternate connectivity to the state of Sikkim. At present all the activities related to construction of tunnels, bridges and station yards are going on war footing for early completion of the project.

- Advertisement -
The Hills Times
The Hills Timeshttps://thehillstimes.in/
Welcome to The Hills Times, your trusted source for daily news and updates in English from the heart of Assam, India. Since our establishment in 2000, we've been dedicated to providing timely and accurate information to our readers in Diphu and Guwahati. As the first English newspaper in the then undemarcated Karbi Anglong district, we've forged a strong connection with diverse communities and age groups, earning a reputation for being a reliable source of news and insights. In addition to our print edition, we keep pace with the digital age through our website, https://thehillstimes.in, where we diligently update our readers with the latest happenings day by day. Whether it's local events, regional developments, or global news, The Hills Times strives to keep you informed with dedication and integrity. Join us in staying ahead of the curve and exploring the world through our lens.
Latest news
- Advertisement -
Related news
- Advertisement -
7 Beautiful Indian Birds Flowers Which Bloom Only At Night Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals in India Foods That Increase Uric Acid Levels 9 Exotic Summer Vacation Destinations In India