Bihar’s second rail tunnel, 903-feet lengthy turns into operational | Newest Information India


Bihar has obtained its second rail tunnel – almost 903-feet lengthy. The primary one inbuilt 1861-1865 interval between Jamalpur-Bhagalpur-Sahebganj loop traces was in Munger district and the second can also be positioned in Munger, however constructed 157 years later adjoining to the sooner one.

The work on the brand new tunnel reducing by way of Bariakol hill close to Jamalpur railway station began on October 22, 2019 and was accomplished in 2022. This rail tunnel will current the wonderful story of Munger. A aspect wall has been made at each its entrance and exit. The historic, spiritual heritage of the district has been introduced by way of work on these partitions.

After an inspection by the Commissioner of Railway Security (CRS) AM Choudhary and Malda divisional railway supervisor (DRM) Yatendra Kumar, a trial run was carried out by way of the tunnel.

Officers stated, a particular prepare with 9 bogies handed by way of the tunnel at a velocity of 125 km per hour, the very best ever achieved on the route. Within the first trial, a velocity of 121 km per hour was achieved. After the profitable trial run, prepare providers have been began by way of the brand new tunnel, stated Malda DRM on Saturday. He informed HT {that a} six-feet pathway can even be constructed on each side contained in the tunnel for peddlers.

Railway officers stated that the tunnel can be of immense assist in sustaining schedule of trains, as there will likely be no drawback of degree crossings any extra. Earlier, a prepare approaching the Up-line meant that one other prepare coming from the opposite aspect needed to be stopped at Jamalpur or Ratanapur, as just one prepare may go at a time. Now, the Rajdhani Categorical can even run by way of the route as a consequence of its capacity to deal with a excessive velocity of 125 km per hour.

Earlier than coming from Bariarpur in direction of Jamalpur, an enormous canvas has been made on the left aspect of the doorway of the brand new tunnel. Greater than a dozen historic photos have been displayed on it. Within the image, dozens of historic monuments comparable to Haveli Kharagpur Lake, Sri Krishna Setu, Munger Gang Bridge, Kash Harni Ghat, Bhima Dam, Munger Fort, Chandikasthan, have been depicted. After exiting the tunnel, many historic monuments together with Munger’s Karna Chauraha, Yoga Ashram are proven by way of the image.

The 903-feet tunnel took two years to finish, costing 45-crore. The work had began in 2019 and the tunnel was dug by December 2020 December. Officers stated that this can be a hi-tech tunnel beneath Malda division falling beneath the Jap Railway.

Deputy chief engineer of Malda rail division Ranjit Kumar informed HT that the second tunnel in Bihar is made with Australian know-how. Passengers won’t expertise darkness inside this tunnel. Lights have been put in contained in the tunnel. Resulting from this, the passengers won’t even know when they’re coming into the tunnel and when they’re exiting it.

Bhagwan Prasad Yadav, 88, a former loco pilot of Jamalpur stated that the previous tunnel has turn into reasonably dangerous and the brand new one will facilitate sooner motion of trains each on up and down tracks.

The brand new rail tunnel has a size of 341 metres, width of seven metres and peak 6.10 metres


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