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Last Updated : Sep 24, 2019 12:35 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

India’s 2nd largest railway over bridge to be inaugurated on Sept 30

The bridge connects Burdwan town with the two sub-divisions of Kalna and Katwa, and is on the Howrah–Bardhaman main line

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Union Minister Piyush Goyal will inaugurate a four-lane cable-stayed railway over bridge at Burdwan Junction, West Bengal on September 30. This bridge is constructed by the Indian Railways.

Officials on September 23 said that the RoB, considered the second largest in the country, was completed in 197 days without affecting traffic for even a single day.

The work on 188.43 metre cable-stayed RoB started in 2012. Besides having 1.5 metre-wide footpaths on both sides parallel to the lanes, the RoB has 27.7 metres of width to accommodate vehicles on four lanes.

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Built at a cost of Rs 300 crore, the project has been completed with 50:50 sharing between the Ministry of Railways and the West Bengal government, the officials said.

The implementation of the RoB progressed over eight years in Burdwan Junction of the Eastern Railway -- one of the country's future fast track models passing over the busy railway yards accommodating 10 tracks, they said.

It encountered many issues in the process like restriction of maximum height of the road surface clearances and also busy movement of rolling stocks over the yard, the officials said.

The RoB connects Burdwan town with the two sub-divisions of Kalna and Katwa, and is on the Howrah–Bardhaman main line.

(With inputs from PTI)

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First Published on Sep 24, 2019 08:34 am
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