Indian Railways building the world’s first electrified tunnel to run double-stack containers

 

Devoted Freight Hall Company of India Ltd (DFCCIL) has just lately performed a tunnel-breaking ceremony was held on Friday on the completion of caving work for the one-kilometre lengthy tunnel of Western Devoted Freight Hall (WDFC) by means of Aravalli mountain vary, close to Sohna in Haryana.

The tunnel connects Mewat & Gurugram district of Haryana and negotiates a steep gradient on the uphill and downhill slope of the Aravalli vary.

The D-shaped tunnel has a cross-sectional space of 150 sq. metres to accommodate double line with increased OHE (Over Head Tools) to allow double stack container motion on WDFC.

. It connects Mewat and Gurgaon districts of Haryana, and negotiates a steep gradient on the uphill and downhill slope of the Aravalli range.

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. It connects Mewat and Gurgaon districts of Haryana, and negotiates a steep gradient on the uphill and downhill slope of the Aravalli vary.

“Tunnel-breaking ceremony marks the completion of the tunnel caving work on the WDFC’s (Western Devoted Freight Hall) one-km-long tunnel by means of the Aravallis close to Sohna in Haryana,” implementing company of the venture, the Devoted Freight Hall Company of India Restricted (DFCCIL) stated, in a press release.

“This would be the world’s first electrified rail tunnel match to run double-stack containers. The final blasting of the tunnel, which is located on the Rewari-Dadri part, was executed right now (Friday). This work has been accomplished in lower than a yr’s time,” it acknowledged.

A spokesperson stated they wish to full it in “the subsequent 12 months”.

Cross-sectional space smart, it is without doubt one of the largest railway tunnels in India. One finish of the tunnel is close to Rewari and is known as Portal -1 or west portal whereas the opposite finish of the tunnel at Dadri is designated as Portal -2 or east portal.

Double line electrified observe for double stacks practice motion, the dimension of tunnel 14.5 meter and 10.5 meter peak in straight portion and 15 meter large and 12.5 mtr. Peak meter to supply further clearance whereas negotiating the curve.

“Tunnelling work has been executed systematically and in a deliberate method from each the ends by deploying high-tech man and equipment. That is the explanation behind finishing the caving work in a file one-year time,” the DFCCIL stated within the assertion.

There are a complete of six tunnels in each the Jap and Western Devoted Freight In WDFC there are the 1 km lengthy Sohna Tunnel, the 320 Metre lengthy Vasai Detour North Tunnel and the 430 Metre lengthy Vasai Detour South Tunnel. Likewise, the EDFC additionally has three tunnels measuring 150 Metre, 475 Metre and 300 Metre respectively within the SonnagarGomoh Part.

DFCCIL has run greater than 1600 trains within the Bhadan-Khurja part of EDFC and the Madar-Rewari part of WDFC until date. Regardless of the Coronavirus pandemic scenario, work is progressing at a quick and resolute tempo in DFCCIL. The Jap (excluding the PPP part) and Western DFC is slated for completion in June 2022.

Geologically this tunnel is protected and secure as it’s caved by means of 2500 to 500 million yr outdated Proterozoic Rocks primarily Quartzite, Schists and slates of Alwar/Azabgarh teams of Delhi Supergroup rocks which have excessive bearing capability. Double stack containers and 25 ton axle load freight trains will run by means of this tunnel at a velocity of 100 KMPH.

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