Top Indian Infrastructure Projects

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~Madhushekhar Mallarapu


Indian infrastructure has witnessed tremendous growth in the last decade. Most of those humongous structures have the potential to change Indian economic growth. These projects are very important for the future of India. A nation’s development is determined by its infrastructure as well as economic growth. Many nations consider their infrastructure as their pride. On the other hand, the quality of life of the people will improve. Here are the top 5 Indian Infrastructure projects.

  1. Sagarmala project:- 

Sangarmala Project

It is a  crown jewel project of the ministry of shipping with a massive Rs.8.5 trillion cost, which is currently under construction. It was initiated by the government of India to improve the logistic sector. India has a coastline of 7,500 with many ports which can connect India with the major trade routes. The project focuses on developing and modernizing those ports. And the main objective is to achieve direct or indirect port-led developments to transport goods to and from the ports, easily, more efficiently, and cost-effectively. There are nearly 802 projects that were sanctioned by the government, of which 172 projects have been completed. And nearly 632 projects are awaiting to be completed.

  1. Bharatmala Project:- 

            Bharatmala project

For every developing nation, transportation is the backbone. In transportation high-ways, highways play a key role. For India which has more than 1.4 billion population, these highways are very important. Bharatmala project involves the development and maintenance of roads and highways.  This project also involves the development of bridges to fill the critical infrastructure gaps in India. Developing economic corridors, inter corridors, and feeder routes are some important goals associated with this project. The project cost is Rs.5.35 trillion. More than 500 districts will be connected via the national highway. It involves nearly 13000 km of roads of which 3,800 km long roads have already been constructed so far.

  1. Mumbai Trans Harbour Link:- 

Mumbai trans harbour link

This project is also known as Sewri Nhava Sheva Connector. The government has done multiple attempts to finish the project. But in the fourth attempt, they were able to initiate the project. This project involves the construction of a 22km long 6 line bridge across Mumbai between sewri and Nhava. It requires more than 130 hectares of land of which 88 hectares will be provided by The City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO). The remaining land will be given by the private owners. This project is being handled by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and the cost is around 18,000 crore rupees.

  1. Chardham Highway Project:- 

 Chardham highway

 It is also called Chardham Mahamarg Vikas Pariyojna. It is a two-lane express highway in Uttarakhand with a minimum width of 10m. After its construction, it is likely to connect Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, and a part of Kailash Mansarovar.  And also it will complement the railway project. The project was estimated to cost around 12,00 crore rupees. It was initiated by honorable prime minister Sri Narendra Modi on 27th December 2016 and should be finished by 2019. But, it was delayed due to some problems. It involves the expansion of a 900km national highway. The road will also include several bridges and tunnels to reduce the accident-prone areas.

  1.  Chenab rail bridge:- 

It is a mega-bridge to connect Kashmir with udhampur. It is between Bakkal and Kauri in the Reasi district.  It will be constructed by Northern railways. After construction, this is the world’s highest railway-arc bridge. The construction of the bridge was completed in April 2021 And it has a length of over 1.3km long. It is even taller than the Eiffel Tower.  With this bridge constructed the travel distance between the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir will decrease dramatically. Transp[ortaion of agriculture food products which needs quick transportation can be transported without any delays.

Chenab railway bridge

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