By Madhusree Chowdhury
The best way to understand the marvel of Indian construction capabilities is via the tales of tunnels. Below are the 10 tunnels that have contributed to the landmark development of India.
Pir Panjal Tunnel
This is the longest tunnel (railway tunnel under construction) that connects the highest mountain pass in Pir Panjal range in the middle of the Himalayas. Its length is 11 km and is also the second longest tunnel in Asia.
It is 6.5 km long and proves the eminence of Indian engineering. The rail tunnel is made for the Konkan Railway in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra located between Ukshi station and Bhoke Station.
The third longest rail tunnel that lengths 4.3 km on Konkan Railway. It connects Diwan Khavati with Karanjadi in Maharashtra. It is the part of ecstatic train route through the west coast and the Western Ghats.
Situated between Nivasar and Ratnagiri, Tike Tunnel is 4 km long. It connects the port city of Ratnagiri and continues by the side of the Sahyadri mountains.
It is a part of the train route in Maharashtra that connects Adavali and Vilawade. This rail tunnel is also 4 km long.
Chenani Nashri Tunnel
The biggest road tunnel in Udhampur will be 9.2 km long. The tunnel will cross under the Shivalik mountain ranges catering a 2-way road for the vehicles.
It will be the highest tunnel that will connect Keylong and Manali. The road tunnel is 8.8 km in length and will cater a 2-way road for the Leh-Manali Highway.
The 2.5 km long road tunnel is situated under the famous Banihal Pass connecting Qazigund and Banihal. It has a great ventilation system, CCTV, and temperature sensors now.
This tunnel is 1.85 km long that caters a 3-lane road in Maharashtra. The tunnel lies on the famous Mumbai-Pune Expressway.
This is a state-of-the-art 1 km long road tunnel on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway that reduces the journey time by 2 hours.