Growth in technology and sciences has left no stone unturned. It has equally shown its magnificence in infrastructure and has created some of the most excellent engineering marvels in India.
Here, we have a list of some of the most brilliant engineering marvels in India:
Matrimandir/Auroville Dome, Auroville
- Matrimandir is a huge golden sphere surrounded by twelve pedestals located in Auroville, Tamil Nadu.
- The dome is covered by golden discs that reflect sunlight off its surface, giving it a sheen of brilliance and took prodigious 37 years to build.
- Inside the dome, there is a meditation hall which is known as the inner chamber that contains the largest optically-perfect glass globe in the world.
- The dome and its surrounding gardens in the central Peace Area is open to the public by appointment.
I-Flex Solutions Corporate Office Building, Bangalore
- I-Flex Solutions corporate office building has a strange design, superb state-of-the-art infrastructure which differentiates it from other buildings located in the Bagmane Tech Park, Bangalore.
- Development block is a three-sided building with a unique glass facade of point-fixed glazing whereas the corporate block is like a structural icon built with stay-cable technology.
- The whole building is wrapped in frameless glass, supported on a point made of spider fixtures and steel rods.
Chenab Bridge, Jammu & Kashmir
- Indian Railways is currently working on building the world’s highest railway bridge which is estimated to be taller than the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
- It would also be a ‘blast proof’ bridge and will withstand earthquakes.
- A painting scheme has been developed by which the life of the bridge can be exceeded by 15 years, compared to 5 to 7 years of the life of most of the Indian railway bridges.
- The Chenab Bridge was intended to be completed in December 2009 but the project was put on hold due to uncertainty in the bridge’s stability and safety. The bridge is still under construction.
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Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel, Jammu & Kashmir:
- Longest transportation passage in India and second longest in Asia, Pir Panjal or Banihal railway tunnel is located on the Banihal-Qazigund railway line in Jammu and Kashmir is 11.215 km long tunnel.
- Trains which pass through this tunnel will now go through 11 kilometers of undisturbed rails.
- This is the first large scale project in India where the New Austrian Tunneling Method (NATM) has been implemented.
Theerthakund, Isha Yoga Centre- Isha Foundation, Coimbatore:
- The Theerthakund is a water tank located about 35 feet below three lingams placed at strategic spots throughout the tank.
- These lingams are made of 99.8% mercury, which as everyone knows is impossible to freeze unless the temperatures reach below 38.83 degrees Celsius.
- But with the help of Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, 4 lingams have been crafted and placed at the Isha Foundation, Coimbatore.
Bandra-Worli sea link, Mumbai
- Bandra-Worli sea link is an eight-lane Bridge over Mahim Bay and is a roadway link which connects Bandra and Worli.
- In Mumbai, it was the first project to use seismic arresters that will enable it to withstand earthquakes up to 7.0 on the Richter scale.
- The bridge has an authentic and well-founded power supply that is supported by diesel generators.
- The tower of the bridge present lightning protection in order to protect the bridge monitoring, communication and power equipment from any possible surges.
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