The 5 Big Tunnels in India

As of now there are not so many tunnels in India, so currently India is one of the fastest growing markets for tunnels, flyovers and cloverleaf. Indian Railways network is one of the largest rail network in the world,even road network of India is also on the way to go big. These transport networks has long bridges, big flyovers and a collection of road and rail tunnels in India. Most of the rail tunnels in India are located in the Western Ghat and so many under construction on different mountain ranges across the country. Tunnels on amazing expressway and highways of India are the part of the Golden Quadrilateral Project,The biggest road network project. Underground and air metro railway in Delhi is one of the big star on the Indian transport network, Kolkata is very soon going to have India’s first under-river tunnel and India’s longest railway tunnel that is Pir Panjal tunnel is recently passed its train trials in Jammu and Kashmir, a great achievement for Indian rail network.

Longest Road and Rail Tunnel of India

Rohtang Tunnel

Rohtang Tunnel proposed to built cutting through the Great Himalayas under the Rohtang Pass in the Leh-Manali Highway. The 8.8 km Rohtang tunnel will be the longest tunnel road in India and World’s highest Road Tunnel, It will reduce 46 km distance between Leh and Manali. Rohtang pass is the highest mountain pass on the on the eastern Pir Panjal range in middle of Himalayas. Rohtang tunnel is become a reality for India and will be the biggest achievement for India.

Jawahar Tunnel

Jawahar Tunnel is one of the longest tunnel-road in Asia, located at the Paradise on earth “Jammu & Kashmir” state of India. The two-and-half kilometers long Jawahar tunnel links Jammu to Kashmir Valley on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway. The tunnel was get closed for traffic from midnight till 8 am for the last 18 years but now it will be open 24X7 to connect rest of India.

Jawahar -Tunnel


Maliguda Tunnel

Maliguda Tunnel is the highest broad-gauge railway tunnel in India and the second highest in the world. The long tunnel is situated on the top of hill in Maliguda village of tribal state Orissa. Maliguda is a small, beautiful and green hills village, which also offer one of the ideal picnic spot.

Karbude Tunnel

Karbude Tunnel is the longest rail tunnel in India located on the Konkan Railway route near Ratnagiri in Maharashtra. The Karbude tunnel is 6.5 km long and one of the India’s biggest engineering marvels. Ratnagiri region is full of lush greenery and more, it is well famous for for different varieties of Mangoes. Konkan Railway runs from Mangalore in Karnataka to Mumbai in Maharashtra through Goa, along the west coast of India and Western Ghats.

Bhatan Tunnel

Bhatan Tunnel on Mumbai-Pune Expressway is 1KM long road tunnel with all the possible new technology. The Mumbai-Pune Expressway is the first six-lane concrete, high-speed, access controlled tolled expressway. The expressway has reduced the travel time between the cities of Mumbai and Pune to approximately two hours. There are total 5 tunnel in Mumbai-Pune Expressway,Bhatan tunnel is one of the longest.

There are so many other road and railway tunnels in India,such as Khowai in Tripura and Sangar tunnel and latest India’s longest railway tunnel named as Pir Panjal tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir. Other newly constructed Katraj tunnel Pune and Punarjani Guha, a natural tunnel 150 meters long in the rocky cliff in Kerala.