World’s highest rail bridge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi being developed as vacationer spot


The world’s highest metal arch rail bridge over the Chenab River in Reasi district, Jammu is being developed as a vacationer spot with authorities calling for essential measures for growing the guests’ footfall, officers stated on Sunday.

World's highest rail bridge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi being developed as tourist spot (PTI Photo)
World’s highest rail bridge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi being developed as vacationer spot (PTI Photograph)

The 1.3-km rail bridge situated 359 metres above the riverbed — 35 metres greater than the long-lasting Eiffel Tower in Paris — types an important hyperlink within the 111-km stretch from Katra to Banihal, which is a part of the continued prestigious Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Railway Hyperlink (USBRL) undertaking.

Chief Secretary A Ok Mehta together with Deputy Commissioner, Reasi Babila Rakwal and different officers visited the bridge web site close to Jyotipuram, 42 km from Reasi city, on Saturday, the officers stated.

Mehta had an in depth inspection of the bridge within the presence of the engineers of the executing company and officers of Indian Railways who apprised him concerning the distinctive options of this engineering marvel having no parallel on the earth, they stated.

Appreciating the engineering workers for transferring in the direction of finishing the difficult process, the chief secretary impressed upon the district administration to take rapid measures to show this “architectural marvel” right into a vacationer spot.

“The situation of the bridge can be spectacular by way of its aesthetic enchantment because it lies within the lap of nature”, Mehta stated, including that with little intervention the spot might flip into a fantastic attraction for vacationers.

He enjoined the divisional and district administration to take measures for higher repairs of the highway from Reasi to the bridge web site in addition to advising them to put in crash boundaries wherever required.

Mehta stated the Reasi district, which additionally homes Mata Vaishno Devi shrine atop Trikuta hills, has the best vacationer footfall in Jammu and Kashmir which almost crosses a crore mark annually.

“The district has an excellent potential to draw many extra individuals to its historic and pure locations. It has many well-known websites reminiscent of Shiv Khori, Salal Dam and Bhimgarh Fort which provides it an enormous alternative to faucet its potential by additional creating these to carry them on the nationwide tourism map,” the chief secretary stated.

He additionally gave extra recommendations to make the district a tourism hub which might create employment alternatives not just for locals but in addition for residents of different areas of the Union Territory.

He known as for having a well-developed plan to develop the vacationer circuit inside this district by creating all of the related facilities and enhancing the connectivity between these locations for hassle-free motion of the vacationers, the officers stated.

The 119 km lengthy railway undertaking includes 38 tunnels and 931 bridges having a mixed size of 13 km to make the railway hyperlink doable on this tough terrain nestled within the mighty Himalayas.

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