NEW DELHI: The world’s highest railway bridge, over river Chenab in Jammu and Kashmir, shall be prepared by subsequent yr, and can join the Kashmir Valley with the remainder of India by practice for the primary time by 2022, officers […]
NEW DELHI: The world’s highest railway bridge, over river Chenab in Jammu and Kashmir, shall be prepared by subsequent yr, and can join the Kashmir Valley with the remainder of India by practice for the primary time by 2022, officers mentioned on Sunday.
The bridge, which has a central span of 467 metres, is being constructed at a peak of 359 metres from the mattress stage. The peak of Qutab Minar in Delhi is 72 metres and that of the Eiffel Tower in Paris is 324 metres.
“That is the tallest railway bridge on this planet and the utmost designed wind pace for the bridge is 266 kmph,” a senior authorities official mentioned.
The development work of the bridge was accelerated within the final one yr below the direct supervision of the highest echelons of the central authorities, the official mentioned
In response to the plans, Kashmir shall be related with practice by December 2022.
The Udhmapur-Katra (25 Km) part, Banihal-Quazigund (18 Km) part and Quazigund-Baramulla (118Km) part have already been commissioned.
The final remaining part, the 111 km Katra-Banihal part is at the moment below execution. It’s focused for completion in December 2022. The 126 km out of 174 km of tunnels on this part has already been accomplished.
There was a higher push within the final one yr for implementation of assorted initiatives below the Rs 80,068 crore Prime Minister’s Growth Package deal (PMDP) introduced on November 7, 2015, the official mentioned.
The package deal is supposed for strengthening socio-economic infrastructure and balanced regional improvement of Jammu and Kashmir.
The programme touches virtually each sector and offers for large investments in fundamental infrastructure, one other official mentioned.
After the reorganisation of Jammu and Kashmir in August 2019, the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir was left with 54 initiatives below the PMDP with an outlay of Rs 58,627 crore.
A complete of 9 initiatives with an outlay of Rs 21,441 crore have been transferred to the UT of Ladakh.
“The work within the PMDP since June 2018 and notably within the final one yr has been the speedy and unprecedented,” the official mentioned.
The expenditure on numerous initiatives, which was 27 per cent of the sanctioned price in June 2018, has shot as much as 54 per cent in July 2020.
The variety of accomplished initiatives and considerably accomplished initiatives has correspondingly shot up from seven in June 2018 to 17 in July 2020.
Bottlenecks, which have been holding up as many as 9 initiatives about two years in the past, have been eliminated.
A number of the main PMDP initiatives which have witnessed appreciable progress or have been accomplished in final one yr embody the Rambagh flyover in Srinagar, which was opened for visitors after a delay of over 5 years
The IIT Jammu has began performing from its personal campus and over 2 lakh sq ft space was newly created for it.
The Srinagar Leh energy transmission line and 220 KV Srinagar-Alusteng-Drass-Kargil-Leh energy transmission system have additionally been accomplished.
With this, Ladakh now stands related to the nationwide grid. This has ensured grid connectivity and dependable high quality energy provide to the Ladakh area.
Ladakh might be equipped energy in winter and surplus energy might be evacuated from there in summer season, decreasing reliance on diesel, boosting financial system and defending surroundings, the official mentioned.
Building work of AIIMS in Jammu has began. Two years in the past, the land for the mission had not been handed over and the mission was caught up for need of land and different clearances
Equally, the AIIMS at Awantipora (Kashmir) mission was caught for need of land and different clearances. Now, the tender for the AIIMS campus at Awantipora has been floated and is more likely to be awarded quickly.
The semi ring street in Jammu shall be accomplished by subsequent yr and all land acquisition and associated hurdles have been eliminated.On this mission, 30 per cent of the work has already been accomplished.
The 8.45 km new Banihal tunnel shall be opened by subsequent yr as 86 per cent of the work accomplished.
Work on main roads like Jammu-Akhnoor Street, Chenani-Sudhmahadev Street has been accelerated
A sum of Rs. 881 crore has been earmarked for rebuilding of well being establishments.
As many as 144 initiatives have taken up and work on 60 initiatives accomplished whereas work is underway on 80 initiatives at a quick tempo.
Regardless of having 20,000 MW hydropower potential, Jammu and Kashmir had been capable of faucet solely 3,500 MW in 70 years.
In final two years alone, about 3,000 MW capability initiatives have been revived and placed on monitor. Work on 1,000 MW Pakal Dul and 624 MW Kiru began and two extra initiatives — 800 MW Ratle and 540 MW Kwar have been placed on quick monitor.
Officers mentioned a variety of initiatives have been taken as much as forestall floods.
The Rs 2,000 crore Jhelum flood restoration mission was a key one geared toward rising the carrying capability of the river Jhelum and the flood spill channel.
Section-1 of the programme at a value of Rs 399 crore is already nearing completion.This has resulted within the discharge carrying capability of Jhelum being elevated by 10,000 cusecs.
Section-II of the programme will start shortly and when accomplished, it can enhance carrying capability by an extra 15,000 cusecs.
Jammu and Kashmir, notably the Kashmir division witnessed the worst-ever floods in 2014.