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Chenab rail bridge to be ready by next year

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NEW DELHI: The world's highest railway bridge over river Chenab in Jammu and Kashmir will be ready by next year, and will connect the valley with the rest of India by train for the first time by 2022, officials said on Sunday.

According to the plans, Kashmir will be connected with train by December 2022.

* The bridge, which has a central span of 467 metres, is being built at a height of 359 metres from the bed level. The height of Qutab Minar in Delhi is 72 metres and that of the Eiffel Tower in Paris is 324 metres.

* This is the tallest railway bridge in the world and the maximum designed wind speed for the bridge is 266 kmph, a senior government official said.