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WATCH: Railway Minister Inspects World’s Highest Rail Bridge Being Built Over Chenab In J&K

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WATCH: Railway Minister Inspects World’s Highest Rail Bridge Being Built Over Chenab In J&K

Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Sunday inspected the bridge over the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir which is predicted to be operational for rail site visitors by the top of this 12 months. 

In a video shared by the information company ANI, the union minister was seen sitting on a trolley whereas individuals on the platform waved flags. 

“In the present day is a vital day because the trolley run was achieved on Chenab bridge and a number of other tunnels are being inspected as nicely. Earlier than 2014, Rs 700-800 crores had been allotted for such initiatives however at this time Rs 6,000 crore has been allotted for this mission. I count on trains will begin working on these tracks by Dec-Jan,” the Union Railways Minister instructed ANI.

Beforehand, Vaishnaw mentioned that every one the checks on Chenab Railway Bridge have been performed and had been profitable. In accordance with ANI, the checks had been performed to test the soundness and security of the world’s highest bridge which included wind take a look at, excessive temperature take a look at, earthquake-prone take a look at and checks on hydrological impacts as a consequence of water stage enhance.

The bridge has handed all of the necessary checks. Nonetheless, the Chenab railway bridge is close to completion at current because the incumbent regime laid a particular concentrate on the mission value Rs 1400 crore.

The union minister additionally carried out bhumi pujan on the website the place the primary path run of track-mounted autos on Chenab Bridge will likely be performed in Reasi.

As per officers, Railway Bridge is prepared for commissioning, officers mentioned and added that observe lane work has been began over the bridge.

In accordance with Hindustan Occasions, the Union Minister of Railways mentioned that two extra checks are to be performed on Sunday, which embody working a motor trolley and bolero customised rail operation on the bridge.

The much-awaited world’s highest railway bridge spans the Chenab River at a peak of 359 metres (1,178 ft) above the riverbed, which is 35 metres taller than Paris’ Eiffel Tower.

The arch bridge kinds an important hyperlink from Katra to Banihal, it’s a part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Railway Hyperlink (USBRL), a dream mission value Rs 35000 crore.

In accordance with ANI, during the last 3 years, engineers had been constructing the arch with the assistance of two mammoth cable cranes put in on the banks of Chenab – the Kauri finish and the Bakkal finish.

The bottom of the metal and concrete arch bridge, 42 kilometres from Reasi city, was accomplished in November 2017, permitting for the beginning of the development of the primary arch which was achieved in April 2021.


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