Location

Chicago, Illinois

Session Start Date

4-29-2013

Session End Date

5-4-2013

Abstract

Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd. (KRCL) is constructing 71 km Railway Line from Katra to Dharam in Jammu & Kashmir state of India for Indian Railways. This line when constructed up to Quazigund will link the remote areas of Kashmir valley with main network of Indian Railways. This rail link is required for socio-economic development of remote areas. Three executing agencies are handling the entire project. The KRCL stretch is situated in high mountains and deep gorges requiring construction of large number of tunnels and major bridges. Strata along the alignment is fragile and charged with water particularly in tunnels passing through shear Zones. Several problems were faced while tunnelling which were handled in consultation with various experts from all over the world.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Seventh Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

4-29-2013

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2013 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd. (KRCL) is constructing 71 km Railway Line from Katra to Dharam in Jammu & Kashmir state of India for Indian Railways. This line when constructed up to Quazigund will link the remote areas of Kashmir valley with main network of Indian Railways. This rail link is required for socio-economic development of remote areas. Three executing agencies are handling the entire project. The KRCL stretch is situated in high mountains and deep gorges requiring construction of large number of tunnels and major bridges. Strata along the alignment is fragile and charged with water particularly in tunnels passing through shear Zones. Several problems were faced while tunnelling which were handled in consultation with various experts from all over the world.