In Photos: Construction Of Nagaland's Longest Tunnel In Dimapur-Kohima Begins; Know Its Connectivity, Budget, Length & More

By: Aleesha Sam | March 19, 2024

Construction work has commenced in Portal 1 of Tunnel number 7 for the Dimapur-Kohima new rail line project


The project is situated in Tsiepama village, Medziphema circle, Dimapur district, Nagaland, marking a crucial step in enhancing regional connectivity

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This tunnel will be the longest in the Dimapur-Kohima new rail line project

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Length of this tunnel is 6,610 meters. Also, a 12 km long approach road was constructed through the hills to reach Portal 1 of Tunnel no. - 7 in Tsiepama village

The tunnel is located between the Pherima and Piphema station

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The estimated budget of this project is around Rupees 6,663 crore


The project includes 27 major bridges, 148 minor bridges, 5 Road Over Bridges, 15 Road Under Bridges and 21 Tunnels of 31 km length