Bhanupally-Bilaspur Railway Line Project’s sixth tunnel ready: It is the longest of the 7 tunnels, its length is 750 meters, it took 2 years to build

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The strategically important Bhanupally-Bilaspur railway line project has crossed another milestone. The break-through ceremony of the sixth tunnel of this railway line was completed on Thursday. It is the longest tunnel out of the total 7 tunnels, whose length is 750 meters. Many challenges were also faced during its construction. This tunnel, which was completed in about 2 years, was inaugurated by Rajiv Soni, Chief Project Manager, Railway Development Corporation. The work of this railway line project is going on on a war footing.

This railway line has now got in-principle approval till Leh, which has increased its strategic importance even more. A total of 7 tunnels are to be constructed in this railway line from Bhanupally to Bilaspur. Out of these, 6 tunnels have been completed. On Thursday, the break-through of the tunnel was number 4.

It is also the longest tunnel (750 m). Its construction started in October 2019 and was completed in November 2021. Project Safety Manager Alok Roshan, Project Director Ashfaq Hussain Ansari, Project Manager Vikram Singh Chauhan and Assistant General Manager Murli etc. were also present on the occasion.

Challenges faced: The hill was weak, there was too much water leakage
On the occasion of the inauguration, Rajiv Soni said that many challenges were faced in the construction of this tunnel. In the place where the tunnel is built, the hill is relatively weak. There was also massive water leakage in it. About 500 liters of water was coming out in just one minute. Facing all these challenges, Max Infra Company has worked with complete safety. Engineers and workers deserve congratulations for this. Now only one tunnel work is left. That too will be completed soon.

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