Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Patna, in collaboration with state-owned power producer SJVN Ltd, has signed an initial pact to develop advanced geological models. These models aim to reduce time and cost overruns in tunnelling projects undertaken by SJVN. These include geological surveys, borehole data, geophysical measurements and monitoring data from projects of SJVN, it added. By harnessing integrated geotechnical data and 3D geological models, SJVN and IIT Patna aim to identify and analyze potential risks and hazards. SJVN Chairman & Managing Director Geeta Kapur said that one of the key outcomes of the partnership will be the development of predictive analytics algorithms. These algorithms, leveraging integrated geotechnical data, will forecast potential risks and provide early warning systems specifically tailored for tunnelling projects. Such proactive measures are expected to substantially mitigate time and cost overruns during project execution.