The challenge was to do it within a tight deadline of 60 days. In the end, Railways in fact did it in just 58 days, as the broken bridge in the mountains of Eastern Ghats stood restored before time on Friday.
Indian Railways Repairing India’s Highest Broad-Gauge Freight Line On A 24*7 War-Footing; It’s No Mean Task!
Indian Railways ‘moving mountains’ for connectivity! Well, not exactly mountains, but the national transporter has definitely had to divert a waterfall in the dense mountains of Araku valley to repair a 50-year old railway bridge.
On October 7, a boulder the size of house broke off a mountain in the Araku Valley region in Andhra Pradesh and fell on a 50-year-old railway bridge, destroying one of its piers for good and rendering the country’s highest broad-gauge freight line useless.
Indicating its seriousness towards the issue of railway bridge safety, a Parliamentary panel has called top railway officials before it.