List of rail tunnels in India by length

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This is a list of the longest rail tunnels in India. In considering tunnels for this section, tunnels of underground metro railways have not been counted. Only tunnels on the main Indian Railways network longer than 2,000 metres (6,600 ft) have been listed.

Location[edit]

Most of the tunnels listed below are located in the Western Ghats, the only mountain range in the country that has good railway connectivity. There are longer tunnels that are under construction in the Himalayas in Jammu & Kashmir, as part of the USBRL Project.Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel, the 11.2 km long railway tunnel, passes through the Pir Panjal Range of middle Himalayas in Jammu and Kashmir. It is a part of its Udhampur - Srinagar - Baramulla rail link project, India's longest railway tunnel and reduced the distance between Quazigund and Banihal .[1]

The list[edit]

Rank Name Track length
(km)
Station Station State Railway Division Year of Opening Coordination
1. Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel 11,215 metres (36,795 ft) Banihal Hillar Shahabad Jammu and Kashmir Northern Railway 2013 33°33′42″N 75°11′56″E / 33.5617942°N 75.1988626°E / 33.5617942; 75.1988626
2. Karbude (T-35) 6,506 metres (21,345 ft) Ukshi Bhoke Maharashtra Konkan Railway 1997 17°6′9″N 73°24′59″E / 17.10250°N 73.41639°E / 17.10250; 73.41639
3. Nathuwadi (T-6) 4,389 metres (14,400 ft) Karanjadi Diwan Khavati Maharashtra Konkan Railway 1997 17°53′37″N 73°23′14″E / 17.89361°N 73.38722°E / 17.89361; 73.38722
4. Tike (T-39) 4,077 metres (13,376 ft) Ratnagiri Nivasar Maharashtra Konkan Railway 1997 16°58′48″N 73°23′42″E / 16.98000°N 73.39500°E / 16.98000; 73.39500
5. Berdewadi (T-49) 4,000 metres (13,000 ft) Adavali Vilawade Maharashtra Konkan Railway 1997 16°53′43″N 73°36′22″E / 16.89528°N 73.60611°E / 16.89528; 73.60611
6. Savarde (T-17) 3,429 metres (11,250 ft) Kamathe Savarde Maharashtra Konkan Railway 1997 17°27′35″N 73°31′19″E / 17.45972°N 73.52194°E / 17.45972; 73.52194
7. Barcem (T-73) 3,343 metres (10,968 ft) Balli Canacona Goa Konkan Railway 1997 15°3′49″N 74°1′54″E / 15.06361°N 74.03167°E / 15.06361; 74.03167
8. Borail (T-10) 3,235 metres (10,614 ft) Jatinga lampur New Haflong Assam Northeast Frontier Railway 2015
9. Karwar (T-80) 2,950 metres (9,680 ft) Karwar Harwada Karnataka Konkan Railway 1997
10. Chowk (T-3) 2,830 metres (9,280 ft) Panvel Karjat Maharashtra Central Railway 2006 18°55′5″N 73°17′10″E / 18.91806°N 73.28611°E / 18.91806; 73.28611
11. Parchuri (T-27) 2,628 metres (8,622 ft) Sangameshwar Ukshi Maharashtra Konkan Railway 1997 17°9′30″N 73°28′57″E / 17.15833°N 73.48250°E / 17.15833; 73.48250
12. Khowai (T-2) 2,472 metres (8,110 ft) Mungiabari Teliamura Tripura Northeast Frontier Railway 2008
13. Sangar (T-4) 2,445 metres (8,022 ft) Sangar Manwal Jammu and Kashmir Northern Railway 2005
14. Monkey Hill (T-25C) 2,156 metres (7,073 ft) Karjat Khandala Maharashtra Central Railway 1982
15. Aravali (T-21) 2,100 metres (6,900 ft) Aravali Sangameshwar Maharashtra Konkan Railway 1997
16. Chiplun (T-16) 2,033 metres (6,670 ft) Chiplun Kamathe Maharashtra Konkan Railway 1997 17°29′45″N 73°31′50″E / 17.49583°N 73.53056°E / 17.49583; 73.53056
17. Saranda(T-1) 2,000 metres (6,600 ft) Goilkera Sarenda Halt Jharkhand South Eastern Railway 1900 25°00′00″N 85°30′45″E / 25.00000°N 85.51250°E / 25.00000; 85.51250
18 . Parsik tunnel 1,618 metres (5,308 ft) Thane Kopar Maharashtra Central Railway 1916

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "India's longest railway tunnel unveiled in Jammu & Kashmir". The Times of India. October 14, 2011. Retrieved October 14, 2011.