Development Watch – Week #5 June ’22
Upgradation of Delhi Cantonment Railway Station
The station will be upgraded on EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) mode. Estimated cost of the upgradation is Rs. 335 Crores. For the same, Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) has invited RFPs (Requests for Proposal). The focus would be on providing best in class amenities and enhance travel experience for passengers. It would also include improvement of parking facilities, accessibility and multi-modal integration. Timeframe for the work is 30 months.
Trial of Full-Body Scanner begins at Delhi Airport Terminal 2
Delhi International Airport has started testing full-body scanner at Terminal 2, in accordance with directive of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS). The millimeter-wave full body scanner can also identify non-metal things which are difficult to detect by traditional door-frame metal detectors. This also enhances passengers’ privacy and prevents awkward searches.
World’s highest Rail Bridge to come up over Chenab River
The world’s highest railway bridge is part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail link (USBRL) in Jammu & Kashmir. The project is being carried out by Northern Railways at an estimated cost of Rs. 28,000 Crores. 88% of the work has been completed so far on the Chenab Bridge. It will provide all weather connectivity between Kashmir and other parts of India. The bridge is situated 359 metres above sea level and has a length of 1,315 m.
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