Longest electrified railway tunnel in India commissioned

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  1. South Central Railway(SCR) has commissioned the longest electrified tunnel in Indian Railways in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
  2. The electrified tunnel is situated between Cherlopalli and Rapuru stations and is part of the railway line between Obulavaripalli– Venkatachalam – Krishnapatnam Port.
  3. It is constructed in the shape of ‘Horse Shoe’ on New Australian Tunnelling Method.
  4. The new line also facilitates direct and viable connectivity between South Coast and West Coast.
  5. It also opens up the viable rail connectivity between Krishnapatnam Port and its hinterland for freight train services.