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Civil Engineering Wonders

The Central Vista Project

Introduction:
It is a grand development project of buildings that will be the future power corridor of India. It will have a new parliament building, a common central secretariat and a revamped three km long Rajpath from the RashtrapatiBhavan to the India Gate. It covers conversion of North and South Blocks to publicly accessible museums by creating a new Common Secretariat to house all the ministers. The project is to be completed by 2024. The project also includes building of a new parliament building near the existing one with increased seating capacity for future expansion.

The Central Vista Project
Fig 1: The Central Vista Project

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India’s Longest Bridge over water: Dhola-Sadiya Bridge

Introduction:
Dhola-Sadiya Bridge or The Bhupen Hazarika Setu is over the river Lohit, a tributary of the river Brahmaputra. It is a beam bridge in India which connects the north eastern state Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The bridge spans from the village Dhola (Tinsukia District) in the south to Sadiya to the north. Total length of the bridge is 9.15 km and width is 12.9m.

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Chenani – Nashri Tunnel – India’s Longest Tunnel

Today, i.e. April 02, 2017, the prime minister of India inaugurated India’s longest tunnel in Kashmir known as the Chenani-Nashri Tunnel, also known as Patnitop Tunnel. This is considered as an engineering marvel in India and it will reduce the distance between Jammu and Srinagar by 30.11 km and time by two hours.

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World’s Longest and Deepest Train Tunnel – Gotthard Base Tunnel

As on June 1, 2016, the twin tubes of GBT (Gotthard Base Tunnel) which run from north to south under the famous Alps is world’s longest and deepest train tunnel.

The Project Background
The first thought of building a tunnel under the Alps was given way back in 1947 but the commission started deliberations in 1963. Then in 1992, the Swiss voters gave the go ahead to this project via referendum and the on site work started in 1995. The TBM’s (Tunnel Boring Machines) were deployed to work in 2002 from both the North and South end. In March 2011, the tunnel boring was completed.

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The Mumbai Metro Project – Important Things You Should Know

So after all the delays and hurdles, finally The Mumbai Metro project phase 1 was launched on 8th June, 2014. More than 2.5 lakh passengers traveled on the very first day of its launch.

mumbai-metro

Here are some facts regarding the The Mumbai Metro Project

1) The Mumbai Metro is India’s first public private partnership metro project. In this project, construction, operation and maintenance are all given to Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd which is a joint venture of Anil Ambani’s Reliance Infrastructure, Veolia Transport and the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority.
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