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Jan 25, 2016 - CM Oommen Chandy flags off first trial run of Kochi Metro ... organised to inauguratethe trial run of the Rs 5,180 crore Kochi Metro project, held ...

PM Modi to inaugurate Kochi Metro on June 17 - Onmanorama

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May 29, 2017 - Earlier, there was a controversy over the Kochi Metro's inauguration ... The Congress-led Oommen Chandy government had taken up the ...

Pinarayi clears the air on Kochi metro inauguration, says date not fixed ...

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May 19, 2017 - It was the Oommen Chandy government which took up the ambitious project ... Work on Kochi Metro began in 2012 after Chandy's government ...


DR E.SREEDHARAN:- cyclone destroyed sea bridge repaired in 46 days,


BornJuly 11, 1932 (age 77)
His first assignment was in the Southern Railway as a Probationary Assistant Engineer in December 1954.
In 1963, a huge tidal wave washed away parts of Pamban Bridge

PAMBAN LIGHT HOUSE
that connected Rameshwaram to mainland Tamil Nadu. The Railways set a target of six months for the bridge to be repaired










Girders being installed in the Pamban bridge.
Sreedharan was put in-charge of the execution and he restored the bridge in just 46 days.The Railway minister's Award was given to him in recognition of this achievement.


The Pamban Bridge on the Palk Strait connects Rameswaram on Pamban Island to mainland India. It refers to both the road bridge and the cantilever railway bridge, though primarily it means the latter. It was India's first sea bridge. It is the second longest sea bridge in India (after Bandra-Worli Sea Link) at a length of about 2.3 km.
From the elevated two-lane road bridge, adjoining islands and the parallel rail bridge below can be viewed.
The railway bridge is 6,776 ft (2,065 m) and was opened for traffic in 1914. The railroad bridge is a still-functioning double-leaf bascule bridge section that can be raised to let ships pass under the bridge.
The railway bridge historically carried meter-gauge trains on it, but Indian Railways upgraded the bridge to carry broad-gauge trains in a project that finished Aug. 12, 2007. Until recently, the two leaves of the bridge were opened manually using levers by workers. About 10 ships — cargo carriers, coast guard ships, fishing vessels and oil tankers — pass through the bridge every month.
This bridge, constructed by the British over a hundred years ago and still in good condition, is a marvel of engineering. Until recent times, the bridge formed Pamban island's only link with the Indian mainland. Above all, thousands of Hindu pilgrims on pilgrimage to the holy Hindu shrine of Rameswaram traverse it every day.

A train approaching the Pamban bridge


The buildings that braved the fateful day still exist partly buried in the sand .Even though the town was wiped away by the 1964 cyclone, small numbers of temporary settlers live in thatched huts during the fishing season.
village post office — now a grand red arch, the rest of it buried in sand. A ruined railway station and a temple lie among the debris. But the shells of the structures sit peacefully in dunes of white sand against a deceivingly calm and sparkling blue sea. Covered with weeds, sunk in sand, corroded by the sea, Dhanushkodi seems to be a living example of the impermanence of life — it's suspended in decay, seeming to thumb its nose at life.
REMAINS OF RAILWAY STATION AT DHANUSHKODI


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Railway Station Remains, Dhanushkodi

KONKAN RAILWAY MADE UNDER SUPERVISION OF DR.E.SREEDHARAN







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SALIENT FEATURES OF KONKAN RAILWAY
Gauge : Broad Gauge (1676 mm)
Length : 741 Km.
Ruling Gradient : 1:150 (Compensated)
Number of Major Bridges : 179 (with a total linear waterway of 19.823 km)
ROB, RUB & FOB : 339
Number of Minor Bridges : 1679 (with total linear waterway of 5.113 km.)
Number of Tunnels : 91 (Total length of 84.496 km.)
Longest Tunnel : 6.5 km. (Karbude Tunnel)
Longest Bridge : 2.065 km (on Sharavati River)
Tallest Vaiduct : 64 meters in height (on Panval River)
Track Structure : Rails 52 kg. (90 UTS) LWR laid on monoblock PSC
sleepers @ 1540 per Km.
Turnouts : Thickweb Switches on PSC sleepers.
Total No. of station : 60



Karbude Tunnel: Karbude Tunnel is the longest rail tunnel in India located on the Konkan Railway route near Ratnagiri in Maharashtra. The Karbude tunnel is 6.5 km long and one of the India’s biggest engineering marvels
SECOND LONGEST TUNNEL INDIA-KONKAN RAILWAY

DELHI METRO MADE UNDER SUPERVISION OF DR.E.SREEDHARAN:-

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) managing director, E Sreedharan seen during the inauguration of the Vishwavidyalaya - Jahangirpuri corridor of the Delhi Metro - phase II, in Delhi on February 3, 2009. It will be opened for the public use on Wednesday.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) managing director, E Sreedharan

Indian technocrat and 'The Metro Man of India', E Sreedharan (R), is honoured with the Padma Vibhushan by Indian President Pratibha Patil, during the Padma awards' ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi on May 10, 2008.

Indian technocrat and 'The Metro Man of India', E Sreedharan (R), is honoured with the Padma Vibhushan by Indian President Pratibha Patil,



A Delhi Metro worker with a cart inside the towering tunnel of the just-completed second phase of the Metro, at CGO Complex station in New Delhi on October 12, 2009.

French Ambassador, Dominique Girard (R) on behalf of the Government of France, conferring the highest award of France,

French Ambassador, Dominique Girard (R) on behalf of the Government of France, conferring the highest award of France, "Chevalier de la legion d'honneur" (Knighthood of the Legion of Honour) to E. Sreedharan, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) managing director for his contribution towards public transportation