IBEF: May 04, 2017
New Delhi: The Ministry of Railways is working on building the world’s highest railway bridge over the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir at a cost of around Rs 1,100 crore (US$ 171.5 million), which is expected to be 359 meters (m) above the river bed, 35 m taller than the Eiffel Tower. The construction of 1.3-kilometer(km)-long bridge is expected to use over 24,000 tonnes of steel, and is expected to be completed by 2019. The bridge is designed to withstand wind speeds of up to 260 km per hour, and explosion as it will be made of thick special blast-proof steel. The bridge would connect the 111 km stretch between Katra and Banihal, which is part of the Udhampur- Srinagar-Baramulla rail link project, and would likely become a tourist attraction in the region.
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