Siemens Limited Provides Electrification for Indian Railways’ Longest Rail Tunnel

Author photo: Sharada Prahladrao
BySharada Prahladrao
Project Success Story

Siemens Limited has provided rail electrification technologies for a 42-kilometer-long stretch, including the longest rail tunnel (12.8-kilometers), at Pir Panjal range, on the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link. The project is part of the Jammu-Udhampur-Katra-Quazigund-Baramulla railway line of the Indian Railways, the largest construction of mountain railway line since India’s Independence, with a length of 345 kilometers and at a height of approximately 1,700 meters above sea level.

Electrification for Indian Railways

Siemens’ scope included the design, engineering, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 25kV overhead equipment and associated works. Siemens is proud to be associated with this project, which is of national importance. The installation team overcame challenges, such as extreme temperatures and unexplored terrain, to ensure successful execution of the project.


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