Anji Khad Bridge

2023 APR 1

Preliminary   > Geography   >   Economic geography   >   infrastructure

Why in news?

  • India's first cable-stayed rail bridge on Anji river in Jammu and Kashmir is near completion.

About Anji Khad Bridge:

  • Anji Bridge, the first cable-stayed railway bridge in the country, is part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) project of Hindustan Construction Company (HCC).
  • The bridge crosses Anji River, tributary of Chenab River between Katra and Reasi
  • The 1,315-metre-long bridge can withstand strong winds of up to 266 km/h as well as earthquakes of great intensity.
  • It is at a height of 331 metres above the river bed
  • The bridge is being designed to facilitate train movement of up to 100 kmph speed.


Anji Khad Bridge, crosses which of the following rivers?

(a) Jhelum

(b) Chenab

(c) Ravi

(d) Sutlej