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Zojila tunnel project
The ambitious Zojila tunnel project, the longest bi-directional tunnel in Asia, will offer all-year connectivity between the valley of Srinagar and Leh. The tunnel is expected to be of great importance to India’s defence.
It is India’s longest road tunnel with a length of 9.28 km (5.8 mi), and the country’s first tunnel with a fully integrated tunnel control system….Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Tunnel.
|Other name(s)||Chenani-Nashri Tunnel Patnitop Tunnel|
|Location||Jammu and Kashmir, India|
— Taihu tunnel
NANJING, March 29 (Xinhua) — Taihu tunnel, China’s longest underwater highway tunnel, is set to be open to traffic before the end of the year, according to the construction team. The 10.8-km-long, 43.6-meter-wide tunnel is under Taihu Lake, China’s third-largest freshwater lake.
Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel, Jammu & Kashmir This is the longest railway tunnel in the country, measuring 11215 m (11.215 km). Also known as the T-80, Pir Pranjal runs through the heart of the Himalayas and is set at an altitude of 36795 ft.
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A tunnel may be used as a foot passage or for vehicles, trains, or as a canal. They often serve as an alternative to bridges. Some tunnels are used to supply water for consumption or hydro-power. In fact, many of the longest tunnels on this list exist to carry water, and may also be known as aqueducts.
The West Qinling Tunnel is located in Wudu district of China’s Gansu province. Construction of the tunnel began in 2008 and it became operational in 2016. The 17.5 miles long tunnel allows the Chongqing–Lanzhou Railway to cross the Qinling Mountains.
Located 8,040 ft (2,450m) beneath the heart of the Gotthard axis in the Swiss Alps, the Gotthard Base Tunnel is the deepest railway tunnel to date and is used primarily to transfer both passengers and freight between northern and southern Europe.