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Construction of single line BG Tunnel No. 7 begins at Tseipama

BG Tunnel

Dimapur, February 20: Deputy Commissioner of Chumoukedima, Abhinav Shivam, IAS inaugurated the underground excavation in Portal 1 of Tunnel No. 7 on Tuesday at Tsiepama village, Chümoukedima.
Spanning an impressive length of 6,610 meters, Tunnel No. 7 is poised to become the longest tunnel within Phase III of the Dhansiri-Kohima New Line project. The project, crucial for connectivity between Nagaland and Manipur, had faced substantial setbacks in Tsiepama village since 2021, halting progress significantly. However concerted efforts were made to resolve the impasse. Serving as the convener, DC Abhinav Shivam engaged in numerous dialogues and meetings with the villagers, ultimately leading to the resumption of work from the previous year.
The resolution of the deadlock at Tunnel No. 7 was instrumental in advancing the ambitious endeavour of linking Nagaland with Manipur and beyond. The project entails a total length of 82.5 kilometers, with 8 new stations including Dhansiri, Dhansiripar, Shokhuvi, Molvom, Pherima, Piphema, Menguzuma, and Zubza. Additionally, it encompasses 24 major bridges, 156 minor bridges, 6 Road Over Bridges, 15 Road Under Bridges, and 21 Tunnels covering 31 kilometers.
Upon its completion, the project is poised to revolutionize transportation, enabling the efficient movement of essential commodities such as food grains, automobiles, and various infrastructure and construction items to Nagaland at a significantly reduced cost, thereby bolstering the state’s economy and benefiting the local population.
DC Abhinav Shivam extended gratitude to Chumben Murry, NCS, SDO(C)/RO Chumoukedima, Village council chairman of Tsiepama, and Railway officials for their unwavering commitment and proactive efforts towards the project’s success. He underscored Tsiepama village as a beacon of collaboration and engagement, demonstrating that even the most intricate challenges can be surmounted for the development of Nagaland.
(Page News Service)