Date of Post: 26 Oct, 2018
New Delhi: Indian Railways is going build world’s highest rail lines, the line will connect New Delhi with Ladakh. The phase-1 of the location survey has completed and the detailed project report would be finalised after the completion of the final location survey. The Indian Railways has proposed it to be declared a national project.
- It is a very difficult project undertaken by the railways till date given the terrain over which the tracks have to be laid.
- This line is about 465 km long in distance and the estimated cost to build this line will be Rs 83,360 crore.
- Construction on a 51 kilometre stretch between Upshi in Himachal Pradesh and Phe in Leh should begin immediately, Railways suggested.
- As per the report of phase-1 of the survey, this project will include 74 tunnels, 124 major bridges and 396 minor bridges.
- According to the first phase of the survey, The rail line will have a highest road point of 5,360 metres above mean sea level that is comparable only to the Qinghai-Tibet Railway Line in China, which is at a height of around 2,000 metres.
- Trains on Bilaspur-Manali-Leh line would run at a speed of 75 kmph, after the completion of this project and reduce the distance between Delhi to Leh from the present 40 hours to 20 hours.
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