KASHMIR (Metro Rail News): The Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) project of the Northern Railway is considered a major milestone, the breakthrough of the crucial tunnel (T-13), in the difficult terrain paved the way for the completion of the national project on 29 August.
The daylighting of the single section of the 8 km long main tunnel, a crucial exercise for making the tunnel operational was done making it completely through from its south portal.
Ashutosh Gangal, General Manager of Northern Railway stated that the completion of the boring work of this important tunnel connecting Dugga and Basindadhar stations is one of the major achievements of the Katra – Banihal section of the USBRL project. Northern Railways will move one step closer to fulfilling the dream of connecting the Kashmir valley to the rest of India through the Indian Railways network.
The line and level of the tunnel have been precisely achieved in the breakthrough. The total length of T-13 tunnel is 9.26 km, having a single section length of 8.0 km and a wider section length of 1.2 km.