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Bridging Connectivity: India's Engineering Marvel in Kashmir

Highly Anticipated Train Service to Link Ramban and Reasi, Crossing World's Highest Railway Bridge. In a momentous development, the much-awaited train service connecting Ramban and Reasi is set to commence operations soon. This highly anticipated rail link will traverse the world's highest railway bridge, constructed over the Chenab River, marking a significant milestone in India's infrastructure achievements.


India's remarkable infrastructure development is once again making headlines, this time with the imminent launch of train services from Ramban to Reasi, passing over the world's highest railway bridge on the Chenab River. This engineering feat, celebrated as a potential "eighth wonder of the world," is poised to transform the connectivity and economic landscape of the Kashmir Valley.

 

The upcoming arrival of the train in Reasi marks a significant milestone for the district, as Reasi Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Mahajan aptly described it as an "engineering marvel of the modern world." This project showcases the determination and expertise of Indian engineers, who have overcome formidable challenges to create a structure that is not only a testament to their skills but also a source of national pride.

 

"The day when the train will reach Reasi will be a game-changing day for the district," said Mahajan, reflecting the excitement and anticipation shared by the local community. "It is a proud moment for us, as our engineers have created a marvel. It is the eighth wonder of the world."

 

The project is part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL), which has seen steady progress over the years. The 1,315-meter-long Chenab Rail Bridge, standing 359 meters above the river, surpasses the height of the iconic Eiffel Tower by approximately 35 meters, making it a true engineering marvel.


Railway officials have conducted thorough inspections of the newly constructed railway line and stations between Sangaldan and Reasi, ensuring the project's readiness. Sujay Kumar, Deputy Chief Engineer from Konkan Railways, highlighted the positive reception from affected communities, stating, "People being affected by this project are all very happy. We hope everything will be completed soon."

 

The completion of this project is a testament to India's commitment to improving connectivity and accessibility in the Kashmir Valley, a region that has long faced geographical challenges. The USBRL project, with its various phases, has been a priority for the government, and the upcoming launch of the Ramban-Reasi train service is a significant milestone in this endeavor.

 

As India continues to push the boundaries of infrastructure development, this project stands as a shining example of the country's engineering prowess and its dedication to enhancing the lives of its citizens. The world's highest railway bridge on the Chenab River is poised to become a symbol of India's resilience, innovation, and unwavering commitment to progress.

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