Know more about Anji Khad Bridge, India’s first cable-stayed bridge
First Published Dec 21, 2020, 4:05 PM IST
The Anji Khad Bridge is India’s cable-stayed bridge. It will connect Katra and Reasi in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Anji Khad Bridge, an engineering marvel, is India’s cable-stayed bridge. It will connect Katra and Reasi in Jammu and Kashmir.
It is to be noted that it is a part of the challenging Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) project. It is being developed by the Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL), under the government.
A note on its features: It stands at a height of 331 metres above the riverbed. The total length of the bridge is 473.25 metres. It has been designed to handle heavy storms of strong winds due to the high altitude.
What is it that makes the project so difficult? Well, as noted by NDTV. The terrain passes through the young Himalayas, which are situated across high altitudes. For execution purposes, the entire project has been divided into three sub-sections.
The construction activities are in progress on the Udhamur-Katra, Katra-Quazigund, and Quazigund-Srinagar-Baramulla sections of the project. The Katra-Qazigund leg is the most difficult stretch of this project. The alignment of this stretch which is almost 129 Km long, passes through the Patni and Pir Panjal ranges.