Published: July 25, 2020 7:50:37 am
In the subsequent 12 months, the world’s first electrified rail tunnel match to run double-stack containers might be operational within the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor, officers mentioned.
Once operational, a double-stack container items practice will have the ability to run at a velocity of greater than 100 km from inside this tunnel close to Haryana’s Sohna. On Friday, two elements of the tunnel have been added after a blast on the zero level of the tunnel.
“Tunnel breaking ceremony marks the completion of the tunnel caving work on the WDFC’s one-kilometer lengthy tunnel by the Aravallis close to Sohna in Haryana. This would be the world’s first electrified rail tunnel match to run double-stack containers. The final blasting of the tunnel, which is located on the Rewari-Dadri part, has been finished immediately. This work has been accomplished in lower than a 12 months’s time,” the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL), the implementing company of the challenge mentioned in an announcement.
Geologically, this tunnel is secure and secure as it’s caved by 2500 to 500 million-year-old Proterozoic Rocks primarily Quartzite, Schists and slates of Alwar/Azabgarh teams of Delhi Supergroup rocks which have the excessive bearing capability, the corporate mentioned.
The tunnel connects the Mewat and Gurugram district of Haryana and negotiates a steep gradient on the uphill and downhill slope of the Aravalli vary. The D-shaped tunnel has a cross-sectional space of 150 sq. metres to accommodate double line with increased OHE (Over Head Equipment) to allow double-stack container motion on WDFC. Cross-sectional area-wise, it is likely one of the greatest Railway tunnels in India. One finish of the tunnel is close to Rewari whereas the opposite finish of the tunnel is at Dadri.
The Dimension of the tunnel is 14.5 meters and 10.5 metres top in straight portion and 15 metres huge and 12.5 metre top to offer additional clearance whereas negotiating the curve.
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