India's Longest Railway Tunnel of 14.57 Km to be built in Uttarakhand

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The Indian Railways is going to construct the longest railway tunnel in India. It will be 14 kilometres long between Devprayag and Janasu in Uttarakhand, and will be part of the ambitious 125km Rishikesh-Karnaprayag broad gauge line.

It will be the longest railway tunnel surpassing the under construction Tunnel T-49 which is 12.758 km long and is being built on the Udhampur Srinagar Baramulla Rail Link Project in Jammu and Kashmir.

A 125.20 km railway line connecting Rishikesh and Karnaprayag will stretch across five districts of the state: Dehradun, Tehri Garhwal, Pauri Garhwal, Rudraprayag and Chamoli.

Government of India owned Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL) is executing this 125 km long railway line

The total cost of the project is Rs 23,000 crore and it is expected to be completed by December 2024.

Longest Railway Tunnel :

At present, the 11.2 km long Pir Panjal Tunnel on the Banihal-Qazigund section in Jammu and Kashmir is the longest functioning railway tunnel in India.

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