Status of Rail Bridges Declared Dangerous

Status of Rail Bridges Declared Dangerous

Railway Safety Review Committee had indicated that there are 262 distressed bridges over Indian Railways as on April 1, 1999 and priority be given to early rehabilitation/ rebuilding/ strengthening of these distressed bridges.
Out of these 262 distressed bridges identified by Railway Safety Review Committee (Part I) 1998, a total number of 256 distressed bridges have been rehabilitated/ rebuilt/ strengthened upto March 31, 2010. Out of remaining 6 railway bridges, 5 bridges are expected to be completed during 2010-11 and remaining 1 bridge by 2012.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways, Shri E. Ahamed in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

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