Maharashtra: Breakthrough for India’s widest tunnel at Igatpuri
IGATPURI (NASHIK): Ahead of Engineers’ Day, on Tuesday, a workforce of 1,500 workers, led by over 150 engineers, added yet another feather in Maharashtra’s cap by completing the end-to-end connectivity of India’s widest and fourth longest tunnel at Kasara Ghat near Igatpuri on the Nashik highway in a record two years.
The daylighting of the 8km twin tunnels, each 17.5m-wide, will help expedite completion of the 700km Mumbai-Nagpur Super Communication Expressway that aims to reduce travel time between the two cities to 8-9 hours from 14-15 now. Even the fastest train on the route takes 11 hours. Once operational, the Rs 2,745-crore twin-tunnel project—called Package 14 that connects Tarangpada village in Nashik district and Vash village in Thane district—will cut travel time through Kasara Ghat to five minutes from 30-35 minutes.
“Never in history, such a wide tunnel with 8km length has been completed in two years,” said MSRDC joint MD and PWD secretary Anil Kumar Gaikwad. Bnce works include road laying and mechanical, rical and plumbing works.
部长Anil Kumar Gaikwad说：“一条8公里长的宽隧道在两年内完工，历史上从未有过。”
The designed driving speed of the tunnel is 120km/hour and covers the gradient of 160m from near the hilltop close to Igatpuri to downhills near Vash through the valley, said S G Paretkar, director and business unit head (hydro & underground works) for Afcons Infrastructure, which helmed the construction.
Afcons Infrastructure管兼业务部门主管(水电和地下工程)S G parekar表示，隧道的设计行驶速度为120km/h，从靠近伊格德布里的山顶到Vash附近的下坡，经过山谷，坡度为160m。
modi hai toh mumkin hai
Stupid ! This tunnel is being built by MSRDC ! Modi has nothing to do with it !
All this happened ONLY because of the inspiration the whole team received from Pappu. They started digging for potatoes and finally ended up with huge tunnels.
what congress did since independence is to make people fight on basis of re gion and caste: restricted technology and taking cuts from industrialist ; all this affected India progress ; what Modi has done since 2014 was not done in 70 years congress rule; not even a single bomb blast had occurred anywhere in India whereas during Congress rule we had so many; long live India n NM
It is a great feat by the Engineers of the country on a day when the country is celebrating Engineers day. A great day for the Engineers in this country and world.
unbelievable.let such momentum be maintained all over country. try to reduce or minimise cost overruns.Kudos to all.
Pls come to Ker we will show you a tunnel less than 1 km but work still pending for a decade ... kuthiran ...
MODI GOVERNMENT DESERVE APPRECIATION
kudos . keep up the good work.
Gadkari is as effcient as a fridge compressor. Always working but silently.
Congrats Modiji.Well there are several changes that took place in the go nment of our respected Narendra Modi ji. I would like to tell some of them in comparison with the previous go nment.
Proud of Hindustani Engineers, Workers and all those involved in Building this Expressway . Infrastructure development in Last 6 years all over Hindustan Accelerated , built at a Pace Never seen before since Independence
Nehru tried to stop this construction. Still Mooodiji completed it. Masterstroke by Mooodiji. Thank you Moooooodiji... lol
Need More Land
Bharat is building better than ever. Congress in 75 years built less than Bhajup in one week. Congress and all family owned parties should be banned
Congratulations Team NHAI.Gadkari ji ki Jai ho.
Great achievement !!
Modi and Yogi are really legend. They made this tunnel so quick.
kudos, keep it up. Infrastructure development is necessary for better tomorrow.
railways passenger will reduce.. anyways toilets in railway coaches are very truly l poorly maintained..
BJP and his team with a minister like Nitin Gadkari.. has always been an inspiration for other minister to come up with.. keep up good work Team..
Lot of good works done by the Modi govt. like these type of achievements.