How many tunnels from Kalka to Shimla are operational now?

The track has 20 picturesque stations, 103 tunnels, 912 curves, 969 bridges and 3% slope (1:33 gradient).

Which railway line was built by the British to link Simla with the plains?

The Kalka Shimla Railway was built during the British rule in India with an aim to connect by Shimla the summer capital of British Indian rail network.

How many tunnels are there on Kalka Shimla Railway line opened for traffic in 1903?

Initially there were 103 tunnels, but 102 exist, as tunnel number 46 does not exist now. Out of these 102 tunnels, Barog Tunnel (No 33) 3752 feet long (It is the longest Tunnels of Kalka Shimla Railway line) requires special mention.

Which is the longest railway tunnel in Kalka Shimla Railway journey?

Barog Tunnel
At 1,143.61 meters in length, Barog Tunnel is the longest tunnel on the Kalka Shimla line.

Which tunnel is longest in India?

Presently, the Syama Prasad Mookerjee Tunnel is the longest in India at 9.20 km and connects Kashmir to the rest of the country.

When was Barog tunnel built?

The work on the tunnel was commenced in July 1900 and completed in September 1903. The Tunnel No. 33 was given the name to show respect to Colonel Barog. It is believed that Baba Bhalku possessed natural engineering skills.

How many tunnels are there in Kalka Shimla track?

107 tunnels
The railway was built in 1898 to connect Shimla, the summer capital of India during the British Raj, with the rest of the Indian rail system. During its construction, 107 tunnels and 864 bridges were built along the route.

When was Kalka Shimla Railway built?

The 96km narrow-gauge Kalka-Shimla Railway, often called the toy train line, was opened in 1903 to connect Shimla, the summer capital of British India, with the northern plains. In the same year carriages were built by the Railway onwards.

Which is smallest tunnel in India?

Sangaldan Tunnel is completed 2nd longest tunnel (8,000 meters) located in Jammu & Kashmir. Bhanwar Tonk Tunnel (1,024 meters) is the shortest tunnel in India located in Chhattisgarh.

Which is deepest tunnel in India?

At a length of 12.758 km, tunnel T-49 of the Indian Railways surpasses the 11.2-km long Pir Panjal Tunnel on the Banihal-Qazigund section.

Why tunnel No 33 is haunted?

33 is believed to be haunted by the spirit of this British engineer who was tasked with the responsibility of constructing the tunnel. According to local lore, he was asked to complete the work in a stipulated time and after some thorough calculations, he asked the labourers to start boring in a hole in the mountain.