Updated January 16th, 2024 at 17:35 IST

Railways Launch Full Span Girder On NH 360 In Billimora, Significant Step Forward For MAHSR Corridor

Railways: The latest update reveals that the construction team has successfully completed the launching of girders on the NH 360.

Reported by: Pritam Saha
Indian Railways launch full span girder on NH 360 in Billimora | Image:X
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Indian Railways: In a significant milestone for the Mumbai–Ahmedabad high-speed rail corridor (MAHSR), the construction of the full span girder is making remarkable progress. The latest update reveals that the construction team has successfully completed the launching of girders on the NH 360. 

On Tuesday, Ministry of Railways shared a post on X, formerly Twitter, which displayed the construction work in progress. The caption of the post reads, “Paving the way to progress! The successful launch of the full span girder on NH 360 in Billimora Taluka, Navsari District, Gujarat showcases seamless progress and innovation for #MAHSR corridor.” Since shared the post garnered over 1.5 lakh views, thousands of likes and ton of comments. One user wrote, "These girders will do the job, successfully." 

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Published January 16th, 2024 at 17:35 IST