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10-10-2017
NORTHERN RAILWAY ORGANISES SPECIALIZED INAUGURAL WORKSHOP ON TUNNEL DESIGN: ISSUES & CHALLENGES AT JAMMU TODAY


THREE-DAY CONFERENCE o­n TUNNELING IN HIMALAYAN GEOLOGY SLATED TO BE HELD FROM 11-13THOCTOBER 2017 AT JAMMU

CENTRAL BOARD OF IRRIGATION & POWER (CBIP) AND NORTHERN RAILWAY

 CO-PARTNERS OF THE CONFERENCE UNDER AEGIS OF TUNNELLING ASSOCIATION OF INDIA

With a keenness to benefit from global technological advances and expertise, Northern Railway in association with Central Board of Irrigation & Power under the aegis of Tunnelling Association of India, is organizing a three-day Conference o­n Tunneling in Himalayan Geology from 11-13th October 2017 at Jammu. As a pre-cursor to the Conference, Northern Railway held a Workshop o­n “Tunnel design: Issues and Challenges” today at Jammu.  Sh. A. K. Sachan, Chief Administrative Officer,  Udhampur Srinagar Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) project and Co-Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Sh. G.P.Patel, Treasurer, Tunnelling Association of India (TAI) & Director Water Resources, CBIP  presided over the Workshop.  130 delegates from 30 organizations attended the Workshop held today. Several experts’ in design engineering and construction of tunnels and underground structuresincluding global experts delivered presentations.

Today’s Workshop had three main technical sessions covering topics viz.  Geophysical investigations for tunnels, caverns and underground projects, issues of Rock Mass Classification based empirical design approach, , design philosophy of tunnels, linkages between sites investigation, rock mechanics, aseismic tunnel designs, design of support system inside tunnel. Lectures o­n Innovations in Tunnel design viz. ground improvement techniques, tunnel lining configuration and ventilation in long tunnels were also delivered by experts.

Following this, the three-day Conference o­n Tunneling in Himalayan Geology is scheduled to hold from 11-13th October 2017 atJammu. Chairman Railway Shri Ashwani Lohani, General Manager, Northern Railway Shri R.K.Kulshrestha are slated to attend the Conference tomorrow i.e. o­n 11th October 2017.

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