Chenab Rail Bridge opening for train travel

Train travel via the world’s highest railway bridge built on the Chenab River will begin soon, news agency ANI reported quoting Northern Railways. The Chenab Rail Bridge is often called the “eighth wonder of the world”, for achieving a remarkable engineering feat

Date of opening

The exact date of opening has not been finalised yet, but hopes are that it will be soon accoding to Reasi Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Mahajan, who was quoted by ANI. “This is an engineering marvel of the modern world. The day when the train will reach Reasi will be a game-changing day for the district. It is a proud moment for us, as our engineers have created a marvel. It is the eighth wonder of the world. The bridge, the wind speed, and its strength are wonderful. The exact date cannot be said, but I hope the day comes soon,” he was quoted as saying.

Chenab Rail Bridge travel update

Railway officials recently conducted an extensive inspection of the newly constructed railway line and stations between Sangaldan in Ramban district and Reasi. Deputy Chief Engineer, Konkan Railways, Sujay Kumar, said that the project was very challenging. The Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) project will be completed by year-end. The USBRL project, including the 48.1 km long Banihal-Sangaldan section, was inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi on February 20, 2024.

Chenab Rail Bridge features

The Chenab Rail Bridge, constructed 359 metres (around 109 feet) above the Chenab River in Jammu and Kashmir region, is some 35 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower. The bridge boasts a majestic steel arch design, spanning a total length of 1,315 meters (4,314 feet). This impressive arch itself measures 467 meters (1,532 feet) in length. It is a single-track railway line, strategically connecting the Kashmir Valley to the rest of the Indian railway network.

Chenab Rail Bridge train route

The train service via the Chenab Rail Bridge will be from Ramban to Reasi. At present, the trains operate along the railway line from Kanyakumari to Katra, while services run from Baramulla to Sangaldan in the Kashmir Valley.

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