At a height of 331 meters, this is the country’s first cable rail bridge, a unique engineering specimen, the train will run at a speed of 100 Kmph.
The height of this railway bridge is 331 meters.
The top of the tower of this bridge is about 1000 feet above the river.
The country’s first cable rail bridge is being built over the Anji river.
New Delhi. Indian Railways is setting a new dimension every day. For the Baramulla Rail Line Project, where on one side the world’s highest rail bridge has been completed, on the other hand, India’s first cable rail bridge Anji Khad Rail Bridge is also being built on this line and its construction work is also underway. Almost done. Although, many deadlines have been crossed for this bridge, but this time its work is expected to be over by May. This bridge is being constructed over the Anji river in Reasi, Jammu and Kashmir. This bridge is at a height of about 331 meters from the ground.
An official has told that this bridge has been made so strong that it can withstand even winds blowing at a speed of 216 kilometers per hour. This bridge stands on only one pillar. A V-shaped tower has been erected on top of this pillar, through which the rest of the bridge is being supported through cables. The height from the surface of the river to the top of this tower is as much as a 77-storey building (1086 feet). Many such pictures have also come to the fore in which this bridge is visible above and the clouds below.
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why is it being built
This bridge is being constructed to easily connect Kashmir with Jammu and other parts of India. It is being constructed under the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Project. Under this project, a rail bridge is also being constructed over the Chenab river, which was recently inspected by Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav. It is being built at a cost of Rs 400 crore.
This plan of 2002
The Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail project is about 20 years old. It was first brought to the fore in 2002 during the Prime Ministership of Bihari Vajpayee. However, it took about 20 years for this bridge to deal with the environment and many other challenges.
326 kilometer long project
The entire project is 326 km long and work has been completed for 215 km. This route is going to Baramulla via Jammu, Katra, Banihal. Work is still going on in the 111 kilometer long stretch between Katra and Banihal. Apart from the bridge, many tunnels are also being built in this way. Only the Katra-Banihal section has 27 tunnels. In fact, due to the absence of any approach road for making tunnels, a lot of time was spent on this project. A total of 205 km of approach roads were built on this route from 2008-2016.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : March 28, 2023, 13:03 IST