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George Fernandes Institute of Tunnel Technology, Goa

George Fernandes Institute of Tunnel Technology
  • Konkan Railway would establish first-of-kind tunnel technology institute at Goa’s Margao town, as announced by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on 19 October 2015. 
  • The proposed tunnel technology institute will be named as ‘George Fernandes Institute of Tunnel Technology’, after former Railway Minister George Fernandes. Fernandes is said to be the driving force behind the Konkan Railway. 
  • The institute will be established to enable training for the technology hitherto unavailable in the country. This will be the first such institute in India. 
  • The objectives of the institute would be a depository of knowledge, experience and data for tunnels and underground structures, to provide training of tunnel technology and consultancy services for tunnels and underground construction.
  • The training imparted at the institute would be specially adapted to suit the geology of Indian subcontinent.