India’s northernmost state Jammu and Kashmir is often in the news for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it is on account of its breathtaking beauty and its reputation as one of the most stunning tourist places in the world. Other times, it is on account of the unrest in certain parts of the state. However, the state is currently making waves due to a remarkable feat by the Indian Railways. The Chenab Railway Bridge being built on the river Chenab in Jammu and Kashmir is entering a crucial phase of construction. The Railways has launched the main arch of the phenomenal bridge which is one of the most ambitious projects in the country right now. What makes this bridge special is that it will be the world’s tallest rail bridge. Here are some interesting facts about the Chenab Railway Bridge that you must know:
The Chenab Railway bridge will provide direct connectivity to the enchanting Kashmir valley which is not the most accessible area right now. It will form a vital link on a 111-km long stretch between the popular Katra and Banihal which is part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla section of the Kashmir Railway project . The total length of the bridge will be 1,315 metres.
Chenab Railway bridge will rise 359 metres above the bed of the river Chenab making it the world’s tallest rail bridge. It will be 5 times higher than Delhi’s Qutub Minar and 35 metres higher than the Eiffel tower in Paris. Read More…
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