Prototypes of the world’s highest railway bridge, among other things, shown at the Indian International Trade Fair – The New Indian Express | So Good News


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NEW DELHI: India’s first underwater (underwater tunnel) railway system and the world’s tallest railway arch bridge, built over the Chenab Bridge in J&K, has sparked curiosity among the public.

The ongoing Indian International Trade Fair (IITF) at Delhi’s Pragati Maidan, witnessed the Ministry of Railways setting up a sprawling pavilion showcasing all the railways’ technical advancements on the ironic railway bridge over the Chenab and water tunnels. The Ministry has highlighted many first-of-its-kind and wonderful facets of Indian Railways, which attract throngs of curious visitors.

Exhibiting prototypes of various mega projects, the Railways has also exhibited the prototype of the re-developed ‘Ayodhya Metro Station, the designs of which are inspired by the design of the Ram Janambhoomi Temple.

The Ministry of Railways shared details with the media on Tuesday, claiming that various themes have been exhibited with their technological and structural advancements through images, translations and models.

“The model depicting the world’s highest rail bridge on the Chenab and India’s first underwater rail system, which is being built as part of the East-West Metro Corridor of the Kolkata Metro Rail, has attracted a large number of curious visitors”, said a senior railway official.

The sports gallery displaying awards won by the railway teams and an earmarked space depicting the historic march of Indian Railways from the olden days to the days of manufacturing and running high-speed Vande Bharat trains to the use of bullet trains have also gathered a lot of spectators.

“Another most interesting part of the railway pavilion is that it has created side walls based on the theme ‘Azadi Ki Rail Gadi aur Station’ which sheds light on the strong connection between freedom struggle and association of railways”, said a railway official. They also added that the remodeled Ayodhya railway station with design inspired by the Lord Rama Janambhoomi temple has turned out to be one of the huge crowds at the pavilion.

In addition to this, the Ministry of Railways has also displayed the prototypes of its mega Sabarmati multimodal passenger hub and the foundry of India’s first Bullet train project as part of the Mumbai-Ahmadabad high-speed rail corridor.

Not only this, but the country’s first of its kind solar power plant at Bina in MP which generates solar energy directly to 25 kV overhead electrical equipment to carry trains was showcased apart from the country’s first indigenous semi-high speed Vande Bharat train.

To make the visit of people at the railway pavilion memorable, the ministry has created a special selfie booth titled “I am at the railway station” where people can click photos.


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