Slowly I approached the site, and my excitement levels went through the roof. I mean, picture this: the massive bridge reaching for the heavens, surrounded by colossal green was like something out of a dream!
Getting closer, I was blown away by the sheer beauty of the scenery. The mountains seemed to cradle the bridge, creating this stunning contrast between man-made and natural wonders. It was like Mother Nature herself was giving her stamp of approval.

As I got down from the trolley, I explored the railway track under construction. And let me tell you, it's not every day you get to witness history in the making!
And then there was the bridge itself. Standing atop it, I felt like I was on top of the world. The views were out of this world, offering a glimpse into the untamed beauty of Jammu.

I decided to seize the opportunity of a lifetime to ascend the towering heights of the bridge by venturing onto the construction lift that was being used by the engineers. With a mix of excitement and nerves, I embarked on this skyward journey which only a few have the chance to experience. As the lift began its ascent, propelled by the sheer force of a massive crane, I felt a rush of adrenaline coursing through my veins. With every passing moment, the ground beneath me seemed to shrink, and it felt as if I was witnessing the world from a bird's-eye view! The buildings, trees, and roads that had loomed large just moments before now appeared miniature, like tiny toys scattered across a vast landscape.

I spent the night in the guest house nestled amidst nowhere, with the towering mountains as my backdrop. It was like stepping into a whole new world where the only soundtrack was the gentle rustle of leaves and the sweet chirping of honking horns or noisy neighbors...just pure, blissful silence. And amidst this peaceful oasis, stood the magnificent Chenab Rail Bridge right in front of my eyes. It was like nature and engineering had teamed up to create the ultimate masterpiece, and I had front-row seats to the show. A sight like that is the stuff that dreams are made of!

As morning came and I had to reluctantly say goodbye to this epic journey, I couldn't help but feel inspired by the sheer magnitude of it all. Projects like this aren't just about building bridges – they're about pushing boundaries, chasing dreams, and proving that anything is possible when you set your mind to it.

PS: I travelled via train and got down at Katra; then travelled for 45 minutes by road to reach the Bridge.


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