Rehabilitation and Upgradation of Rishikesh-Dharasu Road (NH-94) with 2 Lanes and Paved Shoulders, Including Construction of 440m Tunnel in Chamba Bypass.


 upgradation of Rishikesh-Dharasu Road (NH-94)

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The Chamba Tunnel is a significant infrastructure project that involved the construction of a 440-meter-long tunnel below the busy town of Chamba on the Rishikesh-Dharasu Road Highway (NH 94). The Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSMEs, Shri Nitin Gadkari recently inaugurated the breakthrough event, marking the successful completion of this major project.

This construction was an enormous undertaking and faced several challenges along the way. The soil strata in the area was weak, and there was continuous water seepage which made the construction process difficult. In addition, the tunnel route went through a heavily built-up area, which presented the risk of houses and land sinking as a result of the tunnel construction. Furthermore, there were issues with land acquisition and restrictions due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

Despite these challenges, the construction team was able to complete the tunnel in 2021. This is a testament to the hard work, dedication and expertise of the team involved. The construction of the Chamba Tunnel has greatly improved the transportation and connectivity in the region. The tunnel will provide a safe and efficient passage for vehicles and pedestrians, reducing traffic congestion and travel time.

The successful completion of the Chamba Tunnel is a major milestone for Bharat Constructions and for the region as a whole. The new tunnel will not only improve transportation, but it will also boost the economic development of the region by creating new business opportunities and jobs. It will also benefit the local residents by reducing travel time and providing more efficient access to essential services.

The Chamba Tunnel is not only an achievement in terms of construction, but it also showcases the use of advanced technologies and methodologies in the field of tunneling. The use of modern equipment and techniques such as Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) and the New Austrian Tunneling method (NATM) enabled the construction team to overcome the challenges and successfully complete the project on time.

The Chamba Tunnel is also an important addition to the Chardham Pariyojana project, a project aimed at developing and improving the infrastructure in the Char Dham region of Uttarakhand. The project includes the construction of a 900-km long all-weather road network connecting four holy places in the region, Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. The completion of the Chamba Tunnel is a significant step in the development of the project and will greatly improve the connectivity and accessibility of the region.

In conclusion, the Chamba Tunnel is a monumental achievement that required expertise, advanced technology and the hard work of a dedicated team of professionals. The successful completion of this project is a testament to the dedication and expertise of Bharat Constructions and its role in the development of the infrastructure of the region. The tunnel will greatly improve the transportation and connectivity of the region, and will be a boon for the local residents, tourists and businesses in the years to come.