Pir Panjal (or T-80) is India’s longest transportation railway tunnel measuring 11.2km long. The tunnel link, which is the only broad gauge mountain railway in India, stretches through the Pir Panjal mountain range between Quazigund and Baramulla in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Pir Panjal Rail tunnel is located in one of the most rugged terrains of Pir Panjal Mountains in Jammu & Kashmir, India. The tunnel is a part of the 202 km Udhampur – Srinagar – Baramulla rail link project undertaken by the Northern Railways.
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6/26/2013 · Pir Panjal tunnel: Link to Kashmir or one within it? 26 Jun, 2013, 10.30AM IST. The Pir Panjal tunnel, to be inaugurated by PM Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi, will still not connect the valley with the national railway network.
7/12/2009 · Pir Panjal tunnel likely to get on track by 2011 Indian Railways got a step closer to finishing work on the country s longest tunnel as it successfully conducted the day break on a section of the 11-km long Pir Panjal...
The Pir Panjal Tunnel also known as Tunnel T-80 has State-of-the Art systems installed within it. There are CCTV cameras, fire detection and fire fighting system with fire hydrants installed within the tunnel. There is an emergency telephone for communication with control room.
Methodology "Pir-Panjal tunnel was constructed on the principle of New Austrian Tunneling Method NATM. Construction marked using the Deepest 'Drill holes' for Geotechnical Investigations and First Use of 'Road header' for 'Tunnel Excavation' in Railway Tunneling," says Neeraj Sharma.
Excavation in Pir-Panjal tunnel was done by drill and blast.
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