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Aravalli Tunnel

  • 22 Jun 2022
  • 1 min read

Why in News?

  • Additional Chief General Manager of the recently dedicated freight corridor, Y. P. Sharma said that by December 2022, the operation of trains in the Aravali tunnel will start.

Key Points

  • The Aravali Tunnel is the world's first tunnel built under the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor, through which two trains can be evacuated simultaneously.
  • The tunnel, constructed in Nuh district of Haryana, is part of the Dadri-Rewari block of the corridor.
  • Construction of this tunnel, constructed at a cost of Rs.800 crore, started in November, 2019 and has been completed in July, 2021.
  • The tunnel also features operation of double decker trains with overhead electric equipment.
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