Ajni bridge is being built on the Katra-Banihal railway line at village Kauri in the Reasi district of J&K. The bridge will be 359 meters above the Chenab river bed and will also be 30 meters higher than the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.
It is the seventh-largest arch-shaped bridge in the world as there is no support except on both sides of the river banks, one of the supporting RCC and steel pillar is 133 meters high.The bridge has been designed to withstand wind speeds of up to 260 kmph and its lifespan will be 120 years.
Once completed, the Anji bridge will connect Katra and Reasi.The Chenab bridge has been designed by consultants from Finland and Germany and the work is being executed by the Konkan Railways. The arch is being supported by piers and trusses.
The concrete pillars of the bridge have been designed to withstand explosions, it will include a 1.2 metre-wide central verge and a 14 metre-wide dual carriageway.It has support of 96 cables. The length of the viaduct is 120 metres and the central embankment has a length of 94.25 metres. The total length of the Anji Khad Bridge is 473.25 metres.