From different monuments to forts, India has always been the land of magnificent architecture. While the ancient structures that stand tall till date have unparalleled charm, we have managed to erect some spectacular engineering marvels in recent times too.
New Delhi: From different monuments to forts, India has always been the land of magnificent architecture. While the ancient structures that stand tall till date have unparalleled charm, we have managed to erect some spectacular engineering marvels in recent times too. Take a look at 7 exceptionally breathtaking engineering marvels of India
Signature bridge, Delhi
The Signature Bridge, connecting Wazirabad across the Yamuna to the inner city, was inaugurated on November 4, 2018, by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. It is double the height of Qutub Minar. The signature bridge is projected as India's first asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge, with the gesture 'namaste.'
Atal Tunnel, Rohtang PassShaped like a horse-shoe, this 9.02-kilometer-long tunnel is the world's longest motorable tunnel. At above 10,000 feet above sea level, this tunnel is named after former Indian Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Pamban Bridge, Tamil Nadu
Pamban bridge is a 100-year-old railway bridge located in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. It connects Rameswaram island to the mainland. This bridge is 1 metre wide and 2.5km long. With 143 piers, spanning 2km between the mainland and the island, the Pamban bridge is the second longest sea bridge in India.
Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel, Jammu & Kashmir
Spread over 11.2 kilometers, this is the second-longest railway tunnel on the continent. Being the country’s longest tunnel, it connects the Bichelri valley of Banihal in Jammu with Qazikund in Kashmir.
Statue of Unity, GujaratBuilt on the river island called Sadhu Bet near Vadodara, the Statue of Unity is said to be the tallest in the world with a height of 182 metres.The statue was built in the memory of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the Iron Man of India and was inaugurated on October 31, 2018, on the birth anniversary of Patel.
Bogibeel Bridge, AssamBeing the longest rail-cum-road bridge of the country on the Brahmaputra River, this structure took a total of 200 months to complete. Apart from being the 5th longest bridge in the country, it is also Asia's second-longest rail-cum-road bridge.
The Matrimandir (Sanskrit for Temple of The Mother) is an edifice of spiritual significance in the centre of Auroville. It is called the soul of the city and is situated in a large open space called Peace. Matrimandir does not belong to any particular religion or section. It took 37 years to build, from the laying of the foundation stone at sunrise on February 21, 1971 - the Mother's 93rd birthday - to its completion in May 2008.