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Friday, 26 October 2018 01:00

India's first railway station inside a tunnel

India's first railway station inside a tunnel India's first railway station inside a tunnel.

India is about to acquire its first railway station inside a 27-km-long tunnel.

The Keylong station will be constructed at a height of 3,000m. on the Bilaspur-Manali-Leh line which is near the Sino-India border. Keylong, located at a distance of 120km from the Indo-Tibetan border and 26 km north of Manali, is the center of administration of Lahaul and Spiti district in Himachal Pradesh. The location of Keylong is of high importance due to its proximity to the Sino-India border. The construction of the station will facilitate the transport of goods and stuff to the area.

Dr. Gupta, chief engineer construction in Northern Railway, stated: "The Keylong station, in the project, will be inside the tunnel according to the first phase of the location survey. This will be the first such railway station in the country. As and when the final surveys are completed, there could be many such stations on the route."

Despite the fact that many subway stations in India and constructed underground, Keylong will be the first station of Indian Railways network realized under a tunnel. The project includes the construction of 74 tunnels and 520 bridges (124 major and 396 minor) according to PTI (Press Trust of India). The new route will provide an improved solution in travelling between Bilaspur and Leh. Manali, Mandi, Keylong, Sundernagar and many other towns of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir will benefit from the railway. When completed, the trip from Delhi to Leh will last 20 hours, half of its current duration.


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