NHAI Signs MoU with Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd

  • NHAI will undertake a safety audit of all 29 under-construction tunnels across India.
  • Experts from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation and other tunnel experts will inspect current tunnel projects and will submit a report within seven days.
  • Total length of around 79 km, 29 under-construction tunnels are present.
  • 12 tunnels in Himachal Pradesh, 06 in Jammu and Kashmir, 02 each in Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan and one each in Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand and Delhi.
  • KRCL will provide services for NHAI projects to review design, drawing and safety aspects related to tunnel construction and slope stabilization.
  • It will conduct safety audits of tunnels and if required, suggest remedial measures.
  • It will organize training programs for capacity building of NHAI officials.
  • It is for a period of two years.
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