January 09, 2017: HCC has been awarded contract for construction of Cable Stayed Bridge including its approaches across river Anji Khad. This bridge is between Tunnel T2 and T3 on Katra – Banihal Section of Udhampur – Srinagar – Baramulla Rail Link Project in Jammu & Kashmir. With a 290 meter long main span this Anji khad railway cable stayed bridge will be the longest cable stayed bridge for Indian Railways. The project is to be completed in 36 months.
This bridge will connect Tunnel T2 and T3 on Katra–Banihal Section of Udhampur–Srinagar–Baramulla Rail Link Project. The total length of the bridge is 473.25 m including its approaches across river Anji Khad. With a 290 meter long main span, this will be the longest cable stayed bridge for Indian Railways.
This is the fifth order HCC has received from IRCON international Ltd. The first order was to construct 11 km long Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel, the longest transportation tunnel in India, which has been successfully commissioned. The second and third order is construction of 10.2 km long T48 tunnel between Sumber and Sangaldan stations and 5.1 km long tunnel T49A which are currently under construction. And the fourth order being executed is the construction of two main tunnels (T13 & part of T14) with parallel safety tunnels, a 200 m bridge adjoining these two tunnels and a station yard at Basindadhar.