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Haryana: Construction of twin rail tunnels in Aravallis to begin soon

By, Chandigarh
Aug 07, 2023 05:03 PM IST

Haryana chief secretary Sanjeev Kaushal, who is also the chairperson of Haryana Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation (HRIDC), further said the tunnels, each having a length of 4.7 km and passing through an 80-m high vertical cliff of the Aravalli range, will be constructed at a cost of ₹1,088 crore.

The construction of the Haryana Orbit Rail Corporation (HORC)’s twin tunnel project, aimed at bridging the gap between the proposed IMT Sohna and Dhulawat stations in Gurugram, will begin soon, Haryana chief secretary Sanjeev Kaushal said on Monday.

The twin tunnel project, aimed at bridging the gap between the proposed IMT Sohna and Dhulawat stations in Gurugram. (HT File)
The twin tunnel project, aimed at bridging the gap between the proposed IMT Sohna and Dhulawat stations in Gurugram. (HT File)

Kaushal, who is also the chairperson of Haryana Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation (HRIDC), further said the tunnels, each having a length of 4.7 km and passing through an 80-m high vertical cliff of the Aravalli range, will be constructed at a cost of 1,088 crore.

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Presiding over the HRIDC meeting, the chief secretary said the HORC twin tunnels will enhance freight transportation and spur economic growth in the area. The project will utilise cutting-edge technology, including the New Austrian Tunneling Method (NATM), renowned for its safety and efficiency in tunneling through challenging terrain.

He said the tunnels will have innovative elements, such as a high-rise overhead electrification (OHE) system and a Ballastless Track (BLT) system, ensuring optimal functionality and durability.

Two other rail lines on track

Kaushal said the board is also set to start survey for the construction of two railway projects -- the 63.14 km long Karnal-Yamunanagar rail line and the doubling of the Garhi Harsaru-Farukhnagar rail route (Gurugram), spanning 11.27 km.

In addition to these two projects, the board is also gearing up to survey the construction of a new double line connectivity between Farukhnagar and Jhajjar, covering 24.73 km, and 94 km long Jhajjar-Charkhi Dadri-Loharu junction new line.

Kaushal further said construction work for the Kurukshetra Elevated Track (5.8 km), aimed to decongest the city by eliminating five manned level crossings on the existing railway line to Narwana, is progressing at a rapid pace at 68% work is complete.

Kaushal said that the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has sanctioned 1,040 crore loan for the ongoing HORC Part A projects.

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