Tallest bridge across Chenab

Importance of the Bridge

  • World’s tallest railway arch bridge over the Chenab river in Jammu, providing rail connectivity to Kashmir.
  • It will be capable of handling high intensity blasts and resisting the worst possible natural disaster.
  • This is for the first time globally that a bridge is designed to handle high level trinitrotoluene (TNT) blast load.

About the Project

  • The bridge will be a crucial link in the 111-km stretch between Katra (Jammu) and Banihal (Kashmir) which is part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla.
  • The railway project aimed at linking Kashmir through rail with the rest of the country.Rail chenab
  • The 1.3 km long bridge over the Chenab at a height of 359 metres will be 35m taller than the Eiffel Tower in Paris and five times the height of the Qutab Minar in Delhi.
  • The project site located at 60 km from the Pakistan border.
  • The construction work of the Chenab Bridge declared as a national project  in August 2004.

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