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Chitkara Students Help Building World’s Highest Rail Bridge over Chenab River
They are a total of six students from the 2010-2014 batch. Abhimanyu – Fabrication of deck, Abhilash – QA/QC Engineering, Gaurav Paul – Quality Control, Verain Soni – Fabrication, Gurupkar Singh – Quality Engineer, and Sandeep Singh – Quality at Sarundi side where arch is manufactured. These students got placed in Afcons Infrastructure Ltd. and are posted at CBPU 2612 (Chenab site).
This Indian Railways project had started in 2004 but due to design revisions and with such a long span and at extreme height, the railway officials said that its height is 5 times that of the Qutub Minar and it poses a safety concern. This led to the closer of this project in 2008 but with the help of WSP Finland, this project started again in 2010 has now been declared a national project, and is expected to be completed in 2016 but Chitkara University students said that it will take more time than scheduled.
The Prime Minister announced to honour all engineers who are working for this project because this project will be a thing of pride for the entire nation. The 1.3km-long bridge is being constructed between Salal A and Salal B stations. It will be able to take the load of 18 train coaches at one time and project officials are using steel girder plates to install it using cable cranes.