PM Modi praises completion of Anji Khad Bridge, India’s first cable-stayed rail bridge

29 April, 2023 | Pragati Singh

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In 11 months, India's first cable-stayed rail bridge is ready. All 96 cables are set!

Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the completion of the Anji Khad Bridge in Jammu and Kashmir, India’s first cable-stayed rail bridge. In response to Union Cabinet Minister of Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw’s tweet announcing the bridge’s completion, the Prime Minister praised the project. The bridge was completed in 11 months, according to the Union Minister, and the total length of cable strand used in the bridge is 653 kilometres.

Taking to Twitter, Minister Vaishnaw said, “In 11 months, India’s first cable-stayed rail bridge is ready. All 96 cables are set! #AnjiKhadBridge PS: Total length of cable strands 653 km.”

Darshana Jardosh, Union State Minister of Railways and Textiles, had earlier visited the Bridge and praised everyone involved with the project.

“The majestic Anji Khad bridge in Jammu and Kashmir – India’s first cable-stayed Rail Bridge. Visited the bridge site and congratulated everyone for successfully installing all 96 cables of the bridge in a record time of 11 months”, Minister Jardosh shared on Twitter.

She further said, “This asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge crosses the deep gorges of Anji River, a tributary of river Chenab. The bridge connects tunnel T2 on the Katra side and tunnel T3 on the Reasi side and is a part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Railway Line project.”

Minister Jardosh also stated that it was the Prime Minister’s vision to make Indian Railways the best in the world and that the country’s engineers had defeated the invincible.

“It has been PM @narendramodi ji’s vision to make Indian Railways, the best in the world. Overcoming geographic and climatic challenges, our Engineers and Railway Officials have conquered the invincible. #NayeBharatKiNayiRail”, she said.