Tunnelling the New Rail Line from Bhanupali – Bilaspur to Beri


Robit is supplying forepoling systems and MIPL casings for tunnel roof support to RVNL project Bhanupali – Bilaspur – Beri New Rail Line project.

The Bhanupali – Bilaspur – Beri New Rail Line project is being constructed with NATM method. The project is located in Himachal Pradesh. There are in total 7 tunnels being constructed from Bhanupali – Bilaspur – Beri. The government has also further plan to extend this broad-gauge line till leh via Kullu-Manali. The project has been awarded to Max Infra (I) Limited at ₹ 435 crore. The total length of the tunnel is 3.5 km. The geology consists mainly of sand, stone and soft rock. The contractor has till date completed 1200 metres tunnel by mainly using 114.3 mm Robit forepoling systems together with MIPL casings. The project is running smoothly. The contractor is using 6 Epiroc Drill Jumbos to install the forepoling at different tunnel faces. The contractor is achieving a daily advancement of 3 metres.

Contractor: Max Infra (I) Limited