India's second largest railway overbridge in West Bengal

India's second largest railway overbridge in West Bengal

Indian Railways has completed the construction of the giant four-lane cable-stayed railway overbridge (RoB) at Burdwan Junction in West Bengal. The RoB, considered to be the second largest in the country will be inaugurated by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal.

Key highlights:

India's second largest railway overbridge - Important Things
  • The railway overbridge was completed in 197 days without affecting traffic for even a single day
  • The work on 188.43 metre cable-stayed railway overbridge was kicked off in 2012.
  • Besides having 1.5 metre-wide footpaths on each of the sides parallel to the lanes, the railway overbridge has 27.7 meters of width to accommodate vehicles on four lanes.
  • Built at a cost of ₹300 crores, the project is the result of a 50:50 partnership between the Ministry of Railways and the West Bengal government officials
  • The railway overbridge connects Burdwan town with the two sub-divisions of Kalna and Katwa and is on the Howrah–Bardhaman mainline.

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