Himachal Pradesh is set to become India’s first state to get a railway station inside a tunnel. The proposed station, Keylong Railway Station, will be built at a height of around 3000 m, and will be inside a 27 km long tunnel. Referring to this development, a senior official informed that the station will be built on the strategic Bilaspur-Manali-Leh line, which is close to the China-India border.
For the records, there are many metro stations in Delhi and other cities that have railway stations built inside tunnels; however, once the Keylong Railway Station in Himachal Pradesh becomes operational, it will be the first-of-its-kind to be built inside a tunnel. Keylong is the administrative hub of Lahaul and Spiti District and is situated at a distance of 26 km north of Manali and 120 km from the India-Tibet border.
Desh Ratan Gupta, Chief Engineer Construction of the Northern Railways, said that after the completion of this project, possibilities will increase to build more such stations on the said route. Read More