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List of Famous Railway Tunnels in India

The tunnels are underground passageway, constructed through the surrounding soil/earth/rock and enclosed except for entrance and exit, commonly at each end. It may be for foot or vehicular road traffic, for rail traffic, or for a canal. The railway tunnels serves as the most economical mode of transport among the prevailing travel modes in India.

Famous Railway Tunnels in India

1. Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel

Length of track: 11,215 metres (36,795 ft.)

Location: Jammu and Kashmir

Railway Division: Northern Railway

Year of opening: 2013

2. Sangaldahan

Length of track: 8,000 metres (26,000 ft.)

Location: Jammu & Kashmir

Railway Division: Northern Railway

Year of opening: 2017

3. Karbude (T-35)

Length of track: 6,506 metres

Location: Maharashtra

Railway Division: Konkan Railway

Year of opening: 1997

4. Nathuwadi (T-6)

Length of track: 4,389 metres (14,400 ft.)

Location: Maharashtra

Railway Division: Konkan Railway

Year of opening: 1997

5. Tike (T-39)

Length of track: 4,077 metres (13,376 ft.)

Location: Maharashtra

Railway Division: Konkan Railway

Year of opening: 1997

6. Berdewadi (T-49)

Length of track: 4,000 metres (13,000 ft.)

Location: Maharashtra

Railway Division: Konkan Railway

Year of opening: 1997

7. Savarde (T-17)

Length of track: 3,429 metres (11,250 ft.)

Location: Maharashtra

Railway Division: Konkan Railway

Year of opening: 1997

8. Barcem (T-73)

Length of track: 3,343 metres (10,968 ft.)

Location: Goa

Railway Division: Konkan Railway

Year of opening: 1997

9. Borail BG (T-10)

Length of track: 3,235 metres (10,614 ft.)

Location: Assam

Railway Division: Northeast Frontier Railway

Year of opening: 2015

10. Karwar (T-80)

Length of track: 2,950 metres (9,680 ft.)

Location: Karnataka

Railway Division: Konkan Railway

Year of opening: 1997

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11. Honnavar (T-84)

Length of track: 2830 m

Location: Konkan Railway

Railway Division: Karnataka

Year of opening: 1997

12. Chowk (T-3)

Length of track: 2,628 metres (8,622 ft.)

Location: Maharashtra

Railway Division: Central Railway

Year of opening: 2006

13. Parchuri (T-27)

Length of track: 2,552 metres (8,373 ft.)

Location: Maharashtra

Railway Division: Konkan Railway

Year of opening: 1997

14. Khowai (T-2)

Length of track: 2,500 metres (8,200 ft.)

Location: Tripura

Railway Division: Northeast Frontier Railway

Year of opening: 2008

15. Sangar (T-4)

Length of track: 2,454 metres (8,051 ft.)

Location: Jammu and Kashmir

Railway Division:  Northern Railway

Year of opening: 2005

16. Monkey Hill (T-25C)

Length of track: 2,304 metres (7,559 ft.)

Location: Maharashtra

Railway Division: Central Railway

Year of opening: 1982

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17. Aravali (T-21)

Length of track: 2,161 metres (7,090 ft.)

Location: Maharashtra

Railway Division: Konkan Railway

Year of opening: 1997

18. Chiplun (T-16)

Length of track: 2,100 metres (6,900 ft.)

Location: Maharashtra

Railway Division: Konkan Railway

Year of opening: 1997

19. Tamelong (T-8)

Length of track: 2,010 metres (6,590 ft.)

Location: Manipur

Railway Division: Northeast Frontier Railway

Year of opening: 2016

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20. Longtarai MG (T-13)

Length of track: 1,936 metres (6,352 ft.)

Location: Assam

Railway Division: Northeast Frontier Railway

Year of opening: 1903

21. Thizama BG (T-8)

Length of track: 1,849 metres (6,066 ft.)

Location: Nagaland

Railway Division: Northeast Frontier Railway

Year of opening: 2018

22. Parsik tunnel

Length of track: 1,618 metres (5,308 ft.)

Location: Maharashtra

Railway Division: Central Railway

Year of opening: 1916

23. Saranda (T-1 & T-2)

Length of track: 1,521 metres (4,990 ft.)

Location: Jharkhand

Railway Division:  South Eastern Railway

Year of opening: 1900

24. Gurpa tunnel

Length of track: 1,444 metres (4,738 ft.)

Location: Jharkhand

Railway Division: East-Central Railway 

Year of opening: 1916

Railway tunnels are more economical than open cuts beyond certain depths. It avoids disturbing or interference with surface life and traffic.

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