Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday lauded the completion of Arch closure of the Chenab Bridge, the world’s highest railway bridge in Jammu and Kashmir by the Indian Railways and termed it for instance of fixing work tradition marked by the ethos of “sankalp se siddhi”.
“Capability and trust of the countrymen is setting an example before the world. This feat of construction does not only showcase the growing prowess of India in the field of modern engineering and technology but also is an example of changing work culture marked by the ethos of ”sankalp se siddhi”,” PM Modi tweeted.
The Prime Minister was responding to a tweet by Railways Minister Piyush Goyal who mentioned that this bridge makes each countrymen really feel proud.
“Ek Bharat, Shresth Bharat: Under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi, the construction of the arch of the world’s tallest railway bridge on the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir is completed today. An excellent example of excellent engineering skills, this bridge makes every countrymen feel proud,” Goyal tweeted.
The Indian Railways on Monday accomplished the Arch closure of the enduring Chenab Bridge which is a part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail hyperlink undertaking (USBRL).
According to an announcement issued by the ministry, the Arch closure was some of the tough elements of the bridge over Chenab and its completion is a significant leap in the direction of the completion of the 111 km-long winding stretch from Katra to Banihal.
It is arguably the largest civil-engineering problem confronted by any railway undertaking in India in latest historical past. The 5.6-meter final piece of steel was fitted on the highest level right this moment and joined the 2 arms of the arch that at the moment stretch in the direction of one another from each the banks of the river. This accomplished the form of the arch that may then loom over the treacherous Chenab, flowing some 359 meters under, mentioned the ministry in an announcement.
After the completion of the arch work, elimination of the keep cables, filling of the concrete within the arch rib, erection of the metal trestle, launching of the viaduct, and monitor laying work will probably be taken up.
The Chenab Bridge — having a size of 1.315 km — would be the highest railway bridge on the earth being 359m above the river mattress stage and will probably be 35 meters greater than the Eiffel Tower in Paris (France). It includes the fabrication of 28,660 metric tonnes of metal, 10 lakh cum earthwork, 66,000 cum concrete, and 26 km motorable roads.