Without a speck of doubt, India is a country of diverse yet rich culture. India is the home of one of the seven wonders of the world. It also houses other architectural aesthetics, ranging from the Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, Red Fort, Golconda Fort, and other monuments of glory.
While these historic mementos continue to stand in glory, in present times too, Indian artists, architects, and engineers have managed to construct picturesque venerates. So let’s be discussing some of the awe-inspiring engineering monuments of our country.
Pir Panjal Railway tunnel ( J & K )
One of the longest Asian railway tunnels, the Pir Panjal tunnel, runs for 11.215 km. It started operating in June 2013. The tunnel passes through the mid-Himalayas in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Atal Tunnel (Rohtang)
The Atal tunnel is a horseshoe shaped, 8.8 km long motorable tunnel. It’s the world’s longest two-lane tunnel, at a height of 3000 metres above sea level.
Bogibeel Bridge (Assam)
This bridge is the longest one constructed over the river Brahmaputra. It is a rail-road bridge, which took nearly 200 months to complete, starting in 2002.
Pamban Bridge ( Tamil Nadu )
The Pamban Bridge was the first-ever sea bridge constructed in India, until the operation of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link in 2010. The bridge links the town of Mandapam in mainland India with Pamban Island and Rameswaram.
Durgam Cheruvu Cable Bridge (Hyderabad)
The 233.85-meter-long bridge is an addition to the number of tourist destinations in the mythical city of Hyderabad. As suggested by the GHMC (Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation) officials, the bridge is said to have the world’s longest precast segmental span of 233.85 metres in a concrete, for a cable-stayed bridge.
Panval Nadi Viaduct (Ratnagiri)
This 424-metre long viaduct is the third largest of its kind in Asia. The Panval Nadi Viaduct is built over river Panval, and can be experienced while travelling with Konkan railways.
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ( Mumbai )
This bridge is an example of the first trial of constructing cable-stayed bridges on open seas in India. This eight-lane bridge is constructed above the Arabian Sea. It joins the two suburbs of Mumbai – Bandra, and Worli. It is an engineering marvel and an architectural fascination at that.
Mahatma Gandhi Setu (Bihar)
Bihar’s Mahatma Gandhi Setu runs about 5,750 metres and is claimed as the third-longest river bridge in India. It took over a decade to construct this sensational structure, and it is operating since May 1982.
Signature Bridge on the Yamuna (New Delhi)
The Signature Bridge is India’s first lopsided cable-stayed bridge and connects the city of Wazirabad across the river Yamuna to the inner city. The construction of this engineering marvel started in 2010 and it’s operating since November 2018.
Matrimandir ( Tamil Nadu )
The huge golden realm is encircled by twelve plinths. The golden discs reflect sunlight off the surface of the temple. This edifice of spiritual importance took 37 years to build, starting in 1971.
Statue of Unity ( Gujrat )
The Statue of Unity is recognized as the world’s tallest statue sizing 182 metres and can be spotted within a 7 km radius. This huge memorial is constructed on a river island named Sadhu Bet, 3.2 km away from and facing the Narmada Dam downstream.
Chenab Bridge ( J & K )
The Indian Railways is building the world’s highest railway bridge. It is anticipated that this bridge will stand taller than even the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Underwater Tunnel ( Kolkata )
India is all set to operate its first-ever underwater metro in Kolkata, which will pass through a tunnel that is quite a few feet under the Hooghly river. The tunnel is the means by which to connect Howrah to the west and Salt Lake to the east.
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