Highlights

 Piyush Goyal Minister of Railway has promulgate, India’s first cable-stayed Railways bridge “Anji Khad Bridge” to connects Katra and Reasi in Jammu and Kashmir. This bridge being developed by Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (Union Government Company ). Anji Khad Bridge is as a part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) project.

The Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link project also involves the Chenab river bridge. The Chenab Bridge (Arch bridge in Dharot, Asia) once completed, will become the world’s highest rail bridge.

About Anji Khad Bridge

  • The total length of the Anji Khad Bridge is 473.25 metres (0.47 KM).
  • Anji Khad Bridge has a single pylon, standing at a height of 331 metres above the river bed. The pylon had to be constructed in a vertical slope using micropiles of 40-metre depth all around the circumference of 20 metres well foundation.
  • Anji Khad Bridge has the support of 96 cables and has been designed to handle heavy storms of strong winds.
  • Bridge will have an integrated monitoring system by means of numerous sensors installed at various locations on the bridge.

Railway Minister: Piyush Goyal.

Konkan Railway Corporation Limited Chairman & Managing Director: Sanjay Gupta.

Konkan Railway Corporation Limited Headquarter: Mumbai

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