World’s Tallest rail bridge over Chenab river clears safety test
New Delhi, Jun 9(PTI) Work has resumed on the construction of the world’s tallest railway bridge over Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district after its alignment was found safe by a team of IIT-Delhi.
The Chenab rail bridge, slated to be 35 meter taller than the 324 meter tall Eiffel Tower in Paris, is a crucial link in the 125 km Katra-Banihal rail link.
“The IIT-Delhi team headed by Prof KS Rao carried out the safety tests of the proposed 359 meter tall bridge. It found the bridge construction fulfils all safety parameters,” a senior Railway Ministry official said.
The construction of the bridge was halted in July 2008 after concerns were raised over its safety and alignment.
Railways had constituted a seven-member expert committee headed by former Chairman, Railway Board, M Ravindran to examine the issue.