New railway bridge to link Delhi to Ghaziabad

Currently, there are two railway lines on the bridge near Pragati Power Station to reach Ghaziabad from New Delhi and Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station.

New railway bridge to link Delhi to Ghaziabad

New Delhi: A railway bridge over the Yamuna River parallel to the Old Railway Bridge will be built near Pragati Power Station to ease the train operations between Delhi and Ghaziabad via Anand Vihar.

The length of the bridge will be around 600 meters and once completed, this would be the fourth railway bridge across the Yamuna River. Currently, there are two railway lines on the bridge near Pragati Power Station to reach Ghaziabad from New Delhi and Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station.

The sparse railway track lines were impeding the train's schedule. The construction is supposed to provide more parallel tracks for the increasing number of trains.

 

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The target to complete the project is provisionally next year and the construction will cost approximately Rs 218 crore for this project plan. There are 25 bridges either operational or under construction in the 22km stretch of the Yamuna River in Delhi. The RRTS has one bridge under construction while the railway has two operational structures and one under-construction bridge excluding 16 road bridges.

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The Old Yamuna Bridge also known as Lohe ka Pul or bridge number 249, located in Delhi, is one of the longest and oldest bridges in India. The bridge runs east-west across the Yamuna River in the eastern part of Delhi.

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