The world’s highest rail bridge has been designed with the ability to withstand 40 kg explosive explosions and an earthquake of magnitude eight on the Richter scale.
Chenab Bridge Current Status
The world’s highest rail bridge being built on the Chenab River, connecting the Kashmir Valley to the rest of India via rail route, to withstand 40 kg TNT (explosive) explosions and an earthquake of eight magnitude on the Richter scale. Has been designed with competence. A top engineer of Konkan Railway has claimed this on Tuesday. According to the news agency PTI, RK Hegde, Chief Engineer (Coordination), Konkan Railway, who is executing the project, said that the upcoming ‘Manned One More Surprise’ is being prepared under the direct supervision of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and the Railway Board is. It is expected to be completed by 2021.
Hegde said that the construction of the bridge is being monitored round the clock in New Delhi through the ‘electronic eyes’ of the PMO and the Railway Board. Once its construction is complete, the Chenab bridge will have the distinction of being the world’s highest rail bridge – 359 meters above the river and about 35 meters higher than the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
He told that the bridge is the most important and the most important link between Katra and Banihal in the 111 km long section. It is part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail connectivity project. Hegde said, “83 percent work has been completed so far. December 2021 is the deadline for the completion of the Chenab bridge project. “Hegde said that once its construction is complete, it will overtake the Shuiibai Rail Bridge (275 meters high) on the Beipan River in China.
Construction started in 2002
The construction of the bridge was stopped in 2008 due to security and other reasons. It was reintroduced in 2010. It has not already met many deadlines. The construction of the bridge was started in 2002 when Atal Bijari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister.
Regarding the bridge, Hegde said, “It can withstand high-caliber explosions of 40 kg TNT and an earthquake of magnitude eight on the Richter scale.” Even after the explosion, the train can pass through it at a speed of 30 km per hour. “He said,” There is no compromise on quality. We have rejected the huge quantity of steel sheets being procured from Steel Authority of India (SAIL). “An engineer said that the PMO and the Railway Board directly monitor the progress in its work daily through ‘electronic eyes’. Has been doing.
Call for PMO if camera is off even for 1 minute
Hegde said, “Even if CCTV goes off for a minute, we get a call from the PMO about what is happening.” This bridge is 1.315 km long and can withstand wind speed of 260 km per hour. He informed that a footpath and bicycle path along the bridge will also be constructed.
Chenab bridge will connect Baramulla with Jammu via Udhampur-Katra-Qazigund. This will reduce the time taken for the journey to six and a half hours which is currently double. Talking about measures to make the bridge resistant to earthquakes, Konkan Railway President Sanjay Gupta said that experts from IIT Roorkee and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, have conducted a detailed, location-specific seismic analysis. He said that the most difficult phase of the project is the construction of the stretch between Banihal to Katra.