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Noney bridge of rail project nears completion
Source: Chronicle News Service

Imphal, November 22 2023: The Jiribam-Imphal new line railway project, one of the crucial connectivity projects for the North-Eastern region, is at an advance stage nearing completion.

In a release, NF Railway chief PRO Sabyasachi De conveyed that Indian Railways is significantly Contributing towards transformation of the NE states by executing several new railway line projects and the Jiribam-Imphal connectivity project plays a vital role in the overall scenario.

As the work for connecting the capital city of Manipur, i.e., Imphal with the rest of the country is on full swing, the Noney bridge, considered as the engineering marvel is a crucial component and considered as the world's tallest railway pier bridge at 141 m, is an integral part of the 111 km long Jiribam-Imphal Railway line project, it added.

Citing latest progress card, NF Railway informed that the bridge is nearing completion, with 80 per cent of its work done.

Once completed, the bridge will represent as a testament to human ingenuity and engineering prowess as the sheer magnitude of the structure will be an awe inspiring, symbolising a commitment to overcoming geographical challenges to ensure seamless rail connectivity.

NF Railway also noted that not only connectivity, but the completion of the Noney bridge and the Jiribam-Imphal Railway line project will spur economic development in Manipur and the surrounding regions.

The efficient transportation of goods and passengers via rail will reduce costs, enhance trade, and encourage investment in industries and infrastructure.

Additionally, it is likely to create new job opportunities and contribute to the overall prosperity of the region.

It will serve as a vital artery in the larger plan to integrate the NE states with the rest of the country with improved connectivity and is expected to boost trade, tourism and people-to-people interactions, fostering a sense of unity and inclusion.

It may be mentioned that construction of the Jiribam-Imphal railway project involves multiple tunnels and the total length of tunnels in this project is 61.32 km.

The project will have total 11 major bridges and 137 minor bridges.


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