World’s Highest Chenab Railway Bridge is special in many ways. As said, it is world’s highest. Besides this fact, there are many other specialities. The EBNW Story figures out the 10 unique features of this bridge…
The golden joint of the world’s highest railway bridge over River Chenab will link Srinagar to the rest of India.
The bridge will be 35 meters higher than the Eiffel Tower.
The golden joint of the world’s highest railway bridge over River Chenab was inaugurated. For the first time ever since independence, Srinagar will be linked to the rest of India.
Chenab Bridge was a famous bridge which had intricate engineering that had to overcome several challenges.
The geology, the harsh terrain, and the hostile environment were a few of the challenges that the engineers and railway officials had to overcome to get to this point.
The Chenab bridge is part of the 272-km long railway line from Udhampur to Baramulla which has been named the ‘Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link Project’ – joining Jammu with the Kashmir valley as an all-weather highspeed alternative.
The 272-km long railway line will have 38 tunnels – a total length of 119 km – with the country’s longest tunnel T-49 (12.75 km), and 927 big and small bridges (total length of 13 km) part of it.
The place near the Chenab bridge often witnesses hostile weather conditions, and so a sophisticated automatic signalling system installed on both sides will stop the trains from crossing the bridge if wind speeds there touch 90 kph.
About Chenab River:
The Chenab is formed by the confluence of two streams, Chandra and Bhaga, in the western (Punjab) Himalayas in India’s Himachal Pradesh state. It flows west through Jammu and Kashmir union territory—the Indian-administered portion of the disputed Kashmir region)—between the steep cliffs of the Shiwalik Range (south) and the Lesser Himalayas (north). After receiving the Jhelum River near Trimmu, the Chenab empties into the Sutlej River, a tributary of the Indus River.
About The Builder:
Afcons is building 16 additional railway bridges for Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL) in the dangerous terrain of Jammu and Kashmir in addition to the Chenab Bridge. All the bridges are part of the Udhampur Srinagar Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) project.