Comansa flat-top works on Indian railway bridge

18 November 2021

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The first cable-stayed railway bridge in India is being built with the aid of a Comansa 21CM550

Indian construction company Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) is building the first cable-stayed railway bridge in India. To help build the bridge’s single central concrete support it is using a 25 tonne capacity Comansa 21CM550 flat-top crane.

The Anji Khad Bridge is part of the Udhampur Srinagar Baramulla Rail Link Project (USBRL) which is being developed by Konkan Railway Corporation (a public company in India) to connect Katra and Reasi Station on the Jammu-Baramulla line.

The bridge is in a remote, mountainous location and, once complete, the central support will stand 331 metres above a river. According to Comansa the 21CM550’s easy assembly, small space requirements, automatic trolley change, and Power Lift system make it well suited to the project.

The crane is equipped with a lightning protection system designed to prevent damage to electronic devices. It is also designed to withstand wind pressure in accordance with European C25 standards.

Comansa is working with M/S Escorts, its local partner in India, for technical service spare parts. The project is scheduled to finish in December 2022.