We have a great heritage in architecture and design, that doesn’t constitute its credit to pre independence influence. Our advancement in engineering has been spectacular. Indians have created some of the most fascinating structures that are worth marvelling. Here, we are listing some of the great engineering works in India, by the Indians that will make you proud.
Engineering marvels of India
The 11-km long tunnel across the treacherous Pir Panjal mountain range on the Banihal-Qazigund railway line in Jammu and Kashmir, is the longest such transportation passage in India and second longest in Asia. This is the first large scale project in India where the New Austrian Tunnelling method has been implemented owing to variations in the geological strata of the mountain range.
Location: Jammu & Kashmir
Mahatma Gandhi Setu
Touted as a true engineering miracle, equilibrium and graceful in appearance is what this bridge is known for. Mahatma Gandhi Setu depicts exceptional prowess of both engineering design and technology. It took over a decade to construct this wonderful feat of engineering genius.
You can never forget a train journey on the Pamban bridge, connecting Rameswaram island to the mainland India. With 143 piers, spanning 2 km, it is the second longest sea bridge in India
It is also India’s first Cantilever bridge and there were many challenges while constructing it, as it was built in world’s second highly corrosive environment.
Location: Tamil Nadu
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Panval Nadi Viaduct
This 424m long superstructure built on the Panval river in Ratnagiri is the third highest viaduct in Asia. You get to see this engineering marvel while travelling with the Konkan Railways. It was made by one of its kind Slip Technology which was used in India for the first time.
Matrimandir or Auroville Dome
This edifice of spiritual significance took 37 years to build since its inception in 1971. The huge golden sphere is surrounded by twelve pedestals. The golden discs reflect sunlight off its surface, giving it a sheen of brilliance.
Location: Auroville, Tamil Nadu
Bandra-Worli Sea Link
This eight-lane bridge constructed in Arabian Sea joins the two suburbs of Mumbai, Bandra and Worli. It is gigantic. It is majestic. It is an engineering marvel and an architectural wonder too. It is for the first time that cable-stay bridges have been attempted on open seas in India.
Signature Bridge on Yamuna
The ‘Signature Bridge’ as the new landmark of New Delhi aims to connect the city of Wazirabad across the river Yamuna to the inner city. The tip of the dynamically shaped pylon is created by a high steel-glass structure, which can be illuminated to create a landmark visible from far at night. Location: New Delhi
The Indian Railways is building the world's highest railway bridge which is projected to be taller than even the Eiffel Tower in Paris. It would also be 'blast proof' and is being built to withstand earthquakes.
India is all set to get its first underwater metro in Kolkata which will pass through a tunnel that is several feet under the Hooghly river. The tunnel is under construction and the project aims to connect Howrah to the west and Salt Lake to the east.