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At Zaroli village of Umargam, which is located on the Gujarat-Maharashtra border, the construction of a tunnel in the hill by the High Speed Rail Corporation was going on for the last few months. In this project, a total of 7 tunnels were being constructed in Maharashtra and only one tunnel in Gujarat at Zaroli. Currently, the work of making the tunnel between the mountains has been completed in just 10 months. 120 blasts were done to break the stones in the 350 meter long tunnel. The total 350 meter tunnel has a diameter of 12.6 meters.
Tunnel shape in horse-shoe type
The height of the tunnel is 10.25 m. Which is constructed in a single tube horse-shoe shape. In which high speed rail will run on 2 tracks. The completion of the Bullet Train’s only tunnel was celebrated by the High Speed Rail Corporation. The only tunnel in Gujarat has been constructed. The first tunnel for the bullet train project has been prepared in a very short time.
NHSRC Chief Project Manager Satyaprakash Mittal said that one end of the tunnel is towards Mumbai and the other end is towards Ahmedabad. A gel type detonator has been used with the help of explosives using the latest technology to break the mountains.