Building an Indian Railways network that reaches and connects the seven sister states of North-East has always been acknowledged as a daunting and challenging task. But, to be able to build the world’s tallest girder railway bridge in the Himalayan ranges, is truly a remarkable feat.
In an exclusive coverage by News Nation, watch the highest railway bridge construction project in the world which is being developed by the Northeast Frontier Railway’s (NFR) construction organization.
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 ‘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.