Chenab bridge news: Indian Railways will soon have the world’s highest railway bridge! The 1.315-km long, Chenab bridge is being built above the Chenab river at a height of 359 metres in Jammu and Kashmir. Interestingly, the arch bridge is 35 metres taller than the famous Eiffel tower in Paris!
The Chenab bridge forms a crucial part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) project. Recently, a Northern Railway official told Financial Express Online that currently, the arch erection for the Chenab bridge is in progress. So far, 83% of the development work has been completed. The official also said that for the overall completion of the Chenab bridge project, the deadline is March 2021.
Considering the terrorism-prone region, Indian Railways and the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) are working to make sure that the bridge can withstand any major blast. Read More
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