4.62-Km Link In Kerala Set For November Start
Engineers in Kochi are giving final touches to the 4.62-km-long rail bridge connecting the mainland to the proposed international container transshipment terminal on Vallarpadam island across the Vembanad lake in Ernakulam district of Kerala.
Due to be commissioned in November this year, it will be the longest rail bridge in India. Currently, the record is held by the Nehru Sethu near Dehri-on-Sone. Located on the Kolkata-Delhi Line, the Nehru Setu is 3.065-km long.
‘‘This is the longest railway bridge ever built in India and the project contractors AFCONS have done a wonderful job,’’ says G Kesava Chandran, Deputy General Manager of public sector undertaking Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL), which is overseeing the works.