The railway bridge being built on the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir will cost Rs 1250 crore.
Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal shared the picture of the railway bridge under construction and tweeted that Indian Railways is preparing to do another feat in the field of engineering. Railway is constructing the world’s highest bridge (Railway Bridge) from the steel arch on the river Chenab in Jammu and Kashmir.
- February 25, 2021, 8:46 PM IST
‘Railways to set up another milestone’
Piyush Goyal wrote, ‘The construction of the infrastructure miracle is going on, Indian Railways is going to set another milestone in terms of engineering. The arch of the steel bridge being built on the Chenab river of Jammu and Kashmir (Jammu and Kashmir) is now nearing completion. This will be the highest railway bridge in the world. Let us know that this bridge being built on the Chenab river is a part of that ambitious project of the railway, which will connect Kashmir with the rest of India. Construction of this railway bridge started in November 2017.
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The bridge is estimated to cost Rs 1250 crore
It is estimated that a total of Rs 1250 crore will be spent to build this world’s highest railway bridge. This bridge is being constructed at a height of 359 meters above the surface of the Chenab river. Its total height is also 35 meters higher than the Eiffel Tower in France. This railway bridge can withstand the tremors of earthquake of magnitude 8 as well as the severe explosion. According to railway officials, the bridge has been equipped with a security system in view of terrorist threats and earthquake tremors. The total length of the bridge will be 1315 meters. This bridge will be the main link of 111 km long Katra-Banihal stretch of Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla section.