Imphal-Jiribam railway mission on the verge of completion — Dr. RK Ranjan Singh


Dr. RK Ranjan Singh with railway officers and others.

World’s tallest bridge pier beneath development in Manipur

Our Correspondent

Sangaithel, Aug. 18 (EMN): The Union minister of state for exterior affairs and training Dr. RK Ranjan Singh stated that the tunnelling work of a 111 km Imphal-Jiribam railway mission in Manipur is sort of accomplished.

Dr. Ranjan Singh was talking to reporters after the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) development group achieved a ‘breakthrough blast’ to mark the profitable completion of excavation work for a security tunnel of the principle tunnel for a steady size of seven.4 km on Thursday.


In tunnelling development, ‘breakthrough blast’ means assembly of two faces of tunnels that are excavated from completely different instructions in hilly terrain whereby the development works covers almost 63 km out of its complete railway line.

He appealed the enterprise neighborhood in Manipur to take the chance of utilizing items trains in transporting provides from Guwahati to Manipur.

The principle tunnel which connects the Imphal valley from its hill part at Saheibung village space, 25 km west of Imphal beneath Kangpokpi district, is at its most crucial stage for completion of the Tupul-Imphal railway line part. This essential tunnel, which passes by way of probably the most advanced geological and different hindrances, has a complete size of 10.27 km and it’s the longest amongst 52 tunnels alongside the bold Imphal-Jiribam railway mission which is ready to be accomplished by December subsequent 12 months.

Curiously, a security tunnel having a size of 8.3km which runs parallel to the principle tunnel at a distance of fifty metres is accomplished. Security tunnel is used for evacuation of passengers in case of any emergencies in the principle tunnel. Therefore, the breakthrough will help in easy accessibility to the work websites for finishing the remaining portion of the tunnel, stated an official.

The attendant challenges are being tackled every day by way of strict 3D monitoring and proactive software of desired tunnel help programs in accordance with the brand new Austrian tunnelling methodology.

“Railways has taken up tunnelling work in an enormous means with profitable completion of excessive altitude and mountainous tunnels in Jiribam-Imphal new broad gauge line mission and 48 variety of tunnels of the mission in a size of about 60.09 km have already been accomplished/excavated,” an official stated.

The Imphal-Jiribam railway mission can have 11 stations masking 5 districts of Manipur from Jiribam to Imphal with the broad gauge community of the nation.

The world’s tallest bridge pier can also be being constructed close to Khumji space of the Noney district as a part of Manipur railway mission.



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