Manipur Begins Work on Building India’s Tallest Railway Pier Bridge

Manipur Begins Work on Building India’s Tallest Railway Pier Bridge

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Imphal, February 23, 2020:

India is set to get its tallest railway pier bridge with the Jiribam-Imphal railway project completing almost 90 percent of its construction work.

The railway pier bridge is about 555 metres long and is one of the 148 bridges along the route. It has about 47 tunnels to connect Imphal with the broad gauge network of India.

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Railway board Chairman, VK Yadav, during the inauguration of the 2.265-km long tunnel on the Jiribam-Imphal line at the hilly terrain of Marangching village in Noney district, said that the it has set March 2022 as the deadline for completion of construction work.

While speaking with the reporters, he said, “We would like to complete the tallest bridge before the tunnels. We would like to complete (it) before March 2022 which is the outer limit.”

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It may be mentioned here that the pier railway bridge near the Noney district headquarters is also one of the world’s the tallest railway bridges with a height of 141 metres. A total of Rs 280 crore has been allocated for the railway bridge.

The Railway Board Chairman said most of the tunnels in the project have been completed except the longest one.

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