Pir Panjal Rail tunnel is located in one of the most rugged terrains of
Pir Panjal Mountains in Jammu & Kashmir, India. The tunnel is a part
of the 202 km Udhampur – Srinagar – Baramulla rail link project
undertaken by the Northern Railways. It operates 440 m below the
existing Jawahar Tunnel, which is the only road link from the region to
the rest of India.
Encardio-rite was responsible for the complete
safety monitoring program for the 11 km long Pir Panjal Railway tunnel –
Packages T-69, T-73 and T-80. Tunnel T-80 (8.4 m wide and 7.3 m high)
is one of India’s longest and Asia’s 2nd longest transportation railway
tunnel. This tunnel became operational in October 2009.