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India’s Widest And 4th Longest Road Tunnel

This project is also a part of the 700 km Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway project. The longest tunnel is coming up on “Hindu Hridayasamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Maharashtra Samruddi Mahamarg” at Igatpuri in Nashik. The tunnel will connect Tarangpada village in Nashik to Vishala village in Nashik of Maharashtra. The length of the tunnel is 7.78 kilometers. It will be another point of attraction in Maharashtra besides the tourist hotspot of Igatpuri in Nashik district. The tunnel will reduce the vehicular congestion significantly and also cut the time travel between Mumbai and Nagpur from 14 to 15 hours to 8 to 9 hours.

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Glass Bridge

In recent years, the construction of Glass Bridge has been developed. Glass bottomed and transparent architectures have attracted the attention of the public and it continuously brought benefits to tourist’s areas. It gives tourists beautiful visual experiences and great views of rivers and mountains in that area. The glass structured architecture deepened such perceptions of tourists and it became an adventure and expedition. Glass structured architecture uses their viewing platform or the function of the walking trails and the special performance of the glass integrates various design expressions.

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The Opus

The Opus is a tower designed by the highly successful Iranian-born British architect Zaha Hadid. The new design of this tower was unveiled in the United Kingdom in May 2007 at a ceremony held at the British Museum and was completed in 2017. It is located in Dubai, UAE, and it is 84,345 sq.m of area. This tower is a joint effort of Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher, and Christos Passas, and the name of the project is ME Dubai hotel, Opus. Christos Passas was the ZHA Design Director. The design team consisted of Vincent Nowak (Project Architect), Javier Ernesto-Lebie, Dimitris Akritopoulos, Paul Peyrer-Heimstaett, Sylvia Georgiadou, Marilena Sophocleous, Phivos Skroumbelos, Chiara Ferrari, Thomas Frings, Jesus Garate, and Wenyuan Peng. The local architects involved in this project were Arex Consultants (Dubai) and BSBG (Dubai).

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The Tallest Rail Bridge in the World – Chenab River Arch Bridge

On 5th April 2021, Indian Railways completed the construction of the World’s highest railway bridge. This bridge is located in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir and is a part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail link project (USBRL). The length of the bridge is 1,315 meters, and it stands 359 m above the riverbed, which makes it the world’s highest railway bridge.

In July 2008, the bridge’s construction was stopped after concerns about its safety and alignment were raised. A seven-member expert committee led by former Chairperson of the Board of Railways, M. Ravindran, had been established to deal with the issue. After so many alterations and testings, the construction of this bridge was finally completed making it the tallest railway bridge in the world.

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The Central Vista Project

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

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.


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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India’s Lodha World One To Be World’s Tallest Residential Tower

Lodha’s World One will bring India’s name in the list of some of the world re-known engineering projects as it will be the tallest residential tower in the world.

Project Details and Costing
Location- Upper Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Site Area – 17.5 acre

Land Acquired from Srinivas Cotton Mills By Lodha Group for Rs 250 crore (US$40 million)

Project Cost – Rs 20 billion (US$320 million)

Expected Revenue from Sales – Rs 50 billion (US$800 million)


Pei Cobb Freed & Partners are the architects for World One. This company has more than 200 awards for design excellence which include 24 AIA National Honor Awards.


Structural Engineer
Leslie E. Robertson Associates (LERA) are the ones doing structure designs for this project. They have vast experience in designing tall buildings as their earlier projects included the Shanghai World Financial Center, Bitexco Financial Tower, World Trade Center in New York.

Types of Flats in World One

1) World residences – These are the ones starting from level 1 to level 43 with three and four bedroom houses along with curved glass living room and wide sundecks along each room.

2) World Villas – These lavish four-bedroom flats will be from level 43 to 117 and are designed in such a way that they offer 270 degree view of the city. Other amenities include home theatre, an outdoor Jacuzzi, a private pool and wide sundecks in every room.

3) World Mansions – These are the super luxurious flats starting from 117 storeys. These houses are sprawled over two floors and offer 360-degree view of the city.


This is not for even rich, these are only for superrich as the apartment prices start from Rs 7.5 crore (US$1.2 million) and go all the way to Rs 50 crore (US$8.0 million).

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