World’s longest rail tunnel to be inaugurated in Switzerland

The world’s longest and deepest rail tunnel, running under the Switzerland Alps, will be inaugurated today. The 57-kilometer long Gotthard Base Tunnel will connect northern and southern Europe and shorten travel time for many rail routes. The first run through tunnel will be in the presence of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

This tunnel was built in 17 years by 2,400 workers, which cost of over 12 billion dollars. The full service of the this tunnel will begin in December. Till now, the Japan’s Seikan tunnel, which has measured 53.9 kilometers, was the longest rail tunnel in the world. 

So let’s discuss some questions related to this post :
1. The World’s longest rail tunnel is going to inaugurate in which country ?
2. What is the total length of the World’s longest rail tunnel ?

Courtesy : The Guardian 


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