Aims & Objectives


The aims and objects for which the Tunnelling Association of India is established are :

  • To encourage new uses of underground space for the benefit of the public, environment, and sustainable development;


  • To encourage studies of underground alternatives to surface construction, not only considering construction costs but also indirect life-cycle costs and savings as well as social and environmental advantages


  • To stimulate the development of guidelines for a positive public strategy to take advantage of subsurface potential.;

  • To encourage the development of cost effective methods for planning, geo-investigation, design, construction, operation, maintenance and safety of underground structures by using improved methods such as new technical developments and risk management principles;


  • To improve training of everyone, especially young professionals, by conducting workshops, by improving and coordinating academic programs worldwide, and by improved on-the-job training;