Katni to get India’s longest rly bridge
Katni in Madhya Pradesh will have India’s longest railway bridge –14km on the up line, almost three-and-a-half times longer than the 4.62-km Vembanad rail bridge in Kerala that connects Edappally and Vallarpadam in Kochi.
Called Katni grade separator, the bridge’s down line will be 7km long, making the total length 21km.
The project was cleared by CCEA recently. Its design and survey have been completed and it will be built in five years.
CPRO of West Central Railway , Surendra Yadav , said, “Katni grade separator is expected to cost around Rs600 crore. Earlier, it was part of the Katni-Singrauli doubling project. We sent a separate proposal to Railway Board, which has now received the Cabinet’s nod. Once complete, it will be the longest rail bridge in the country .“