RAMESWARAM: Work on a new 2.05 km long Pamban Rail Bridge, over the sea, which will connect Rameswaram to the mainland in Tamil Nadu, began on Friday.
A 'Bhoomi Pooja' (groundbreaking ceremony) was performed to mark the inauguration of the construction work on the bridge to be built by the Railway Vikas Nigam Limited, a public sector unit.
The new bridge will help the railways operate trains at higher speed, carry more weight and increase the volume of traffic between Pamban and Rameswaram. The Southern Railways operates trains from Rameswaram to various parts of the country.
The foundation stone for the 2.05 km-long bridge was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Kanyakumari in March this year.
According to the official report, the work would be completed in two years. Arrangements have been made to carry on the construction work even during the rainy season. All equipment required for the work has been brought to nearby Pamban.
With inputs from Agency
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