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Indian Railways Completes Trial Run on World Highest Chenab Rail Bridge

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Indian Railways finished an experiment operate of the Chenab Rail Bridge, the world greatest railway bridge, indicating a significant accomplishment. The trial took place on Thursday, and authorities have stated that regular train assistance will begin soon.

The Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) project, that involves this bridge, is anticipated to be completed by the conclusion of this year. Currently, trains run from Kanyakumari to Katra and from Baramulla to Sangaldan in Kashmir.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 48.1 km Banihal-Sangaldan section of the USBRL project on February 20, 2024. The first phase, covering 118 km from Qazigund to Baramulla, was inaugurated in October 2009. This followed by the Banihal-Qazigund part in June 2013, as well as the Udhampur-Katra section in the month of July 2014.

The Chenab Rail Bridge is 359 feet above the river Chenab, which is approximately 35 meters taller than the top of the Eiffel Tower. The 1,315-meter-long connect aims to link the valley of Kashmir to India railroad network. The project encountered major obstacles because of the challenging terrain within northern Jammu and Kashmir.

Monitor laying received authorization in December of that year and was expected to be finished by March 2023. This remarkable connect marks an important milestone for Indian Railways as well as assurances to improve connectivity across the region.

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