Thursday, June 30th, 2022

World’s First Electrified Tunnel To Run Double-Stack Containers



The Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL) conducted a tunnel-breaking ceremony for completion of caving work for the one km long tunnel of Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC) through Aravalli mountain range, near Sohna in Haryana.

This will be the world’s first electrified rail tunnel fit to run double-stack containers. The tunnel connects Mewat and Gurugram districts of Haryana and negotiates a steep gradient on the uphill and downhill slope of the Aravalli range. 

The D-shaped tunnel has a cross-sectional area of 150 sq. m to accommodate double line with higher overhead equipment (OHE) to enable double-stack container movement on WDFC. Also, cross-sectional area wise, it is one of the biggest railway tunnels in India. 

The double line electrified track for double stacks train movement, the dimension of tunnel is 14.5 m and 10.5 m height in straight portion and 15 m wide and 12.5 m.

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