World’s highest railway bridge over Chenab in J&K to be ready by 2021

The railway bridge will connect the region to rest part of the country once trains start running by 2022.

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World's highest railway bridge
World's highest railway bridge

SRINAGAR (Metro Rail News): It is supposed that the world’s highest railway bridge over river Chenab in Jammu and Kashmir will be developed by the year 2021. The railway bridge will help to connect the valley to the rest part of the country once trains start running through the area which is supposed to start by 2022 according to media reports. As per the reports which also states some officials, the Kashmir valley will get the first train by the end of the year 2022.

Here are some details about the bridge:-

About the bridge

  • The bridge, which has a central span of 467 metres, is being built at a height of 359 metres from the bed level. The height of Qutab Minar in Delhi is 72 metres and that of the Eiffel Tower in Paris is 324 metres.
  • This is the tallest railway bridge in the world and the maximum designed wind speed for the bridge is 266 kmph, according to few officials quoted by few news agencies.

Connecting Valley with the rest of India

  • The arch-shaped bridge will connect Baramulla and Srinagar to Jammu via Udhampur-Katra-Qazigund covering the entire route in about seven hours.
  • The Udhmapur-Katra (25 Km) section, Banihal-Quazigund (18 Km) section and Quazigund-Baramulla (118Km) section have already been commissioned.

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