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Dear N.K.Agarwal

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Undersea_tunnel

http://www.therichest.com/expensive-lifestyle/location/the-10-longest-underwater

www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWEGWfFe458

http://science.howstuffworks.com/engineering/structural/build-underwater-tunnel.

http://www.rediff.com/money/slide-show/slide-show-1-special-engineering-marvels-

http://www.theverge.com/us-world/2013/10/30/5045174/istanbul-railway-tunnel-is-w

http://wonderopolis.org/wonder/how-do-you-build-a-tunnel-underwater/

http://www.constructionchat.co.uk/articles/build-tunnel-underwater/  


Do you consider Underwater Tunnels Construction feasibility studies  can help bridge the Indian railways connectivity within and other countries for efficient transportation ?.     


Thanks  & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

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(1) Underwater Tunnel Construction and (2) Under water Tunnel Construction Feasibility Studies are two different issues so to speak.

(1) Underwater Tunnel Construction is technically feasible as per the available technological options but, economic feasibility is also required to be assessed based on purpose of the project vis--vis financial layouts. This issue holds good for any project even if its construction of a small dwelling for personal use.

(2)For this feasibility study is the first stage to find the best location and options/alternative layouts etc. Actually its a chain  of studies (pre-Feasibility-Feasibility-Detailed project Report Cycle or investigations) to find the best options and also to understand adverse conditions so that the same could be tackled during construction stage.  

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Would be happy to answer : General Geology, Engineering Geology, Economic Geology, Geomorphology, Geoenvironment, Tectonics, Natural Resources inclusive of Rocks & Minerals, Exploration, Science Policy etc.

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Geological-Geotechnical Solutions and professional advice. I have over 34 years of professional experience of working as a geologist in diverse mountainous terrain. I have professional skills for planning. programming, executing and monitoring of : (1) Engineering Geological investigations in Hydropower and Developmental projects, (2) Landslide and Disaster Management etc. (3) Natural Resource Management and Programming (4) Geological Mapping (5) Geoenvironmental Management (6) Mineral Exploration (7) Water Resources Management, (8) Integrated Watershed Management, (9) Training on - Natural Resource Management, Geoenvironmental Management, Waste Management, Geohazards, Geotechnical Investigations, Data acquisition & interpretations, (10) R&D Initiatives and Societal issues etc.

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ex-Geological Survey of India. Retired Director now Geo-Consultant and Advisor -HIGEOS India

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Departmental Publications mostly

Education/Credentials
M.Tech.(Applied Geology), University of Roorkee (now IIT Roorkee).

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Worked in the Geological Survey of India for aabout 32 years. Presently - GeoConsultant & Advisor - HIGEOS India

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