Relieved to learn all well at CM’s end.. : WB Governor

Had telephone conversation with Mamata Banerjee to enquire her well being as 6.1 Earthquake Tremors Felt In North Bengal.

CM is at Siliguri presently. Relieved to learn all well at her end.

The epicentre of the earthquake was 25 km east-southeast (ESE) of Gangtok, Sikkim.

jagdeep dhankhar – governor, west bengal

Maharashtra CM asks for 1.5 crore more doses of Vaccine for the state: Aaditya Thackeray

Aaditya Thackeray – Minister, Maharashtra Govt.:

CM Uddhav Thackeray ji has written to the Prime Minister to lower the age of eligibility of vaccination to 25.

This will help us vaccinate a larger population that is young and working.

He also has asked for 1.5 crore more doses for Maharashtra, as we have ramped up our vaccination.

Currently we are the leading state in vaccination.

He also expressed his gratitude to the Govt of India for accepting his earlier suggestion of lowering the age to 45 for vaccination.

A moment of pride for India!

A moment of pride for India!

The arch of Chenab bridge, connecting Kashmir to Kanyakumari has been completed.

With an arch span of 467m, it is the world’s highest railway bridge.

PM Narendra Modi ji’s vision to connect India has inspired the Railway family to scale new heights

Piyush Goyal – union railway minister

Our government is planning to develop Teliamura as the Wildlife Capital of the State: Tripura CM

Our government is planning to develop Teliamura as the Wildlife Capital of the State.

Teliamura is very rich in biodiversity with its lush green forest and amazingly wide variety of Wild animals like Elephant, Spectacled Langur, Hoolock Gibbon, Hornbill, Vulture & Water birds etc.

The pristine beauty of Hathai Kotor (Baramura) is a must visit tourism location in our State for tourists who love adventure, with its natural beauty

Teliamura has a huge potential to be a world class tourist destination. Please do visit Tripura.

Biplab Kumar Deb – CM, Tripura

Railways complete the Arch closure of the iconic Chenab Bridge, World’s highest Railway Bridge

Ministry of Railways via PIB India:

Indian Railways today completed the Arch closure of the iconic Chenab Bridge.

Chenab Bridge, the world’s highest railway bridge, part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail link project (USBRL), set an important construction milestone today with completion of the steel arch of the iconic Chenab Bridge.

This was one of the most difficult part of the bridge over Chenab. This achievement is a major leap towards the completion of the 111 k.m. long winding stretch from Katra to Banihal.

It is arguably the biggest civil-engineering challenge faced by any railway project in India in recent history.

The 5.6-metre last piece of metal was fitted at the highest point today and joined  the two arms of the arch that currently stretch towards each other from both the banks of the river.

This completed the shape of the arch that will then loom over the treacherous Chenab, flowing some 359 metres below.

After completion of the arch work, removal of the stay cables, filling of the concrete in the arch rib, erection of the steel trestle, launching of the viaduct and track laying work will be taken up.

The completion of the historic Arch work was also seen by Shri Piyush Goyal Minister for Railways, Shri Suneet Sharma, Chairman & CEO, Railway Board, Shri Ashutosh Gangal, General Manager Northern Railway through video conferencing.

Salient Features of the Arch of the iconic Chenab Bridge:

  • Indian Railways is constructing the iconic Arch Bridge on River Chenab as a part of the USBRL project to connect the Kashmir valley to the rest of the nation.
  • This bridge is 1315m long. 
  • This is the highest Railway Bridge in the world being 359m above the river bed level.
  • It will be 35 meters higher than the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris (France).
  • Construction of Bridge involved fabrication of 28,660 MT steel, 10 Lakh Cum Earthwork, 66,000 Cum Concrete and 26 Km motorable roads.
  • Arch consists of steel boxes. Concrete will be filled in boxes of the Arch to improve stability.
  • Overall weight of Arch is 10,619 MT.
  • Erection of the members of arch by overhead cable cranes done for first time on Indian Railways.
  • The most sophisticated ‘Tekla’ software used for structural detailing.
  • Structural steel suitable for -10°C to 40°C temperature.

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