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India's tallest peer bridge in Manipur ; important facts

Peer Bridge 

The chairman of Railway Board VK Yadav said that the construction of the India's tallest pier Bridge will be completed ahead of its schedule target of March 2022.
The Northeast Frontier railway construction organization has built this Railway Bridge featured 100 meter tall equivalent to a 33 storey building, across river Makru, in the Tamenglong district of Manipur.
The 555-meter long bridge costing  Rs 283.5-crore is a part of the 111-km Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal new broad gauge line which also has 47 tunnels through steep hills to connect the capital of Manipur with the broad gauge network of the country. The steel girders were pre-fabricated at a workshop in Kolkata.

Manipur

  • Manipur is a state in northeastern India, with the city of Imphal as its capital. It is bounded by the Indian states of Nagaland to the north, Mizoram to the south, and Assam to the west; Myanmar lies to its east.
  • The chief minister of Manipur is N. Biren Singh  and its governor is Najma Heptulla.
  • Ningol Chakouba is one of the major festivals in Manipur and is a social festival of the Meities where the women are invited to a feast at their parental house.
  • A drum dance, Dhol Cholom that is performed on Holi is also an important dance form to see in Manipur.
  • Manipur is also called The Jewel of India.


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