The Railways is growing India’s first ever cable-stayed bridge, known as Anji Khad. It’s being constructed at a peak of 331 metres above the riverbed, and can join Katra and Resai within the Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir. Anji Khad is part of the advanced Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail hyperlink challenge and is being developed by the Konkan Railway Company Restricted (KRCL).
Union railways minister Piyush Goyal mentioned on Tuesday that the work in direction of growing the bridge was happening in full swing.
“Engineering Marvel within the Making : The work on magnificent Anji Khad Bridge Bridge at night time, India’s first cable stayed rail bridge, is occurring in full swing. Part of Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Hyperlink challenge, it can join Katra & Reasi in Jammu and Kashmir,” Goyal tweeted.
The 473-metre-long bridge has been designed in such a approach in order that it may possibly deal with tough climate situations.
The Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla railway hyperlink is anticipated to be accomplished by 2022, Northern Railways Common Supervisor Ashutosh Gangal had informed information company ANI earlier this month. The railway line is 272 km lengthy and is being constructed at a value of Rs 27,949 crore.
“We predict to finish Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla railway line (272-km) by December 2022. Work is occurring in full swing on the 111-km part. Out of this 111-km part, 97-km-long line can be laid in a tunnel,” Gangal had mentioned. He additionally highlighted that the challenge has a number of engineering challenges and work was being reviewed.
“Probably the most troublesome half was the connectivity of Katra to Banihal. Katra has been related from either side and Banihal has been related until Baramulla. The center half by which 97-km-long line out of 111 km can be laid in a tunnel was below progress,” he added.
(With company inputs)