Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra lauded the efforts that have gone into constructing the Chenab Bridge in Jammu and Kashmir. The business tycoon shared a video of the construction of the arch bottom of the bridge, which is touted as the world's highest railway bridge. Mahindra said that stories of such engineers should be captured so that today's kids have their own heroes.
This bridge is said to have a lifespan of 120 years and has no support in between except both ends. Mahindra retweeted the video shared by Union Minister Piyush Goyal and wrote, "In my schooldays, saw a US documentary "It couldn't be done" about all their construction marvels such as the Golden Gate Bridge. I was sad that we didn't record such feats in India. Let's capture all such stories of our engineers so that today's kids have their very own heroes."
In my schooldays, saw a U.S documentary “It couldn’t be done” about all their construction marvels such as the Golden— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) March 16, 2021
Gate Bridge. I was sad that we didn’t record such feats in India. Let’s capture all such stories of our engineers so that today’s kids have their very own heroes https://t.co/w48SEX1WSl
Netizens agreed with Mahindra and one of the users even talked about Kailasa temple and Murudeshwara temple as examples of India's "ancient structural engineering excellence".
We have been there even before the modern civilisation was born Sir— Dr Charuhas (@charuhasmujumd1) March 16, 2021
Just 2 examples of our ancient structural engineering excellence...
Kailasa temple(dug out in the granite) Murudeswara temple(tallest) pic.twitter.com/mqk7nKmDsm
Another user highlighted the latest projects like the Atal Tunnel, Statue of Unity and Bogibeel Bridge as great examples of modern India's engineering and construction capabilities.
And this is where I&B Ministry must up the game. Commission documentaries on modern India's engineering & construction marvels. We have Statue of Unity, Atal Tunnel, Chenab Bridge, Bogibeel Bridge and many more. What is Mr. @PrakashJavdekar doing, God only knows?!— Ramanathan Iyer 🇮🇳 (@ram_iyer) March 16, 2021
The Chenab bridge is 359 meters above Jammu and Kashmir's Chenab river and will also be 35 meters higher than Paris' Eiffel Tower. The bridge, which is located on the Katra-Banihal railway line at Kauri village, is being constructed an estimated cost of Rs 1,250 crore.