About the ProjectThe train will provide connectivity from Katra and Banihal in the Udhampur district. As compared to other trains, the train to the valley is specially designed to withstand a wind speed of 260 km per hour.
Challenges along the WayThe Konkan Railway Authorities claim that this project is more challenging than any other project in the history of Indian railways. The project demands 5462 tonnes of steel be placed at the height of 359 m above the river bed which is one of the most difficult tasks.
The structure is to be built on hostile terrain. The Chairman of Konkan Railways, Sanjay Gupta quoted “It is the most challenging task in the 150-year-long history of the railways. The highest railway bridge in the world, connecting Kashmir with the rest of the country through rail line will be completed by December 2021."