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Bandra-Worli Sealink Bridge

The Bandra-Worli Sealink was finally inaugrated today by Sonia Gandhi

The Bandra-Worli sealink

The bridge will be toll-free until 5th July. Sonia Gandhi traversed the length and  breadth of the bridge which is named after Rajiv Gandhi.

The Bandra-Worli sealink

Length of bridge (4.7km): 63 times the Qutub Minar

Weight of bridge (6.7L tonnes): 50,000 African elephants

424 cables for main roadway: can support 900 tons each

Length of steel wire used (37,680km): Nearly the earth’s circumference

Concrete used: 2.3 lakh cubic metres

Height of main towers (126m): 43-storey buidling

Pile caps: Bridge rests on 135 pile caps, the largest being 55 m in length and 55 m in breadth (half a football field)

Peak-hour sweat: 4,000 workers and 150 engineers

The Bandra-Worli sealink

The roundabout distance that used to take 35-40 minutes to cover, will now be covered in 6 minutes.

The Bandra-Worli sealink

Its taken 10 years to complete this marvel, and a sum of whopping 1600 crores. Here’s a small video which explains the architecture better:

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Posted by on June 30, 2009 in general


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prabhakaran dead – bure kaam ka bura natija

its been almost 18 years since rajiv gandhi was assassinated by ltte who used a human bomb to eliminate him. it was a gruesome act in which all the body parts were scattered by the impact of explosion.

the sri lankan govt has finally found the dead body of prabhakaran, head of ltte, in similar state. his head was totally delinked from rest of the body. the head had to be placed above the shoulder for photo-shoot. even that part of the head was without the temple and hairs. a gory scene, to say the least.

violence begets violence, a case of divine justice. prabhakaran finally met the fate what he had written for many others. terrorism cannot resolve any issue, in fact it gives birth to a new set of problems and un-thought of consequences. please give peace a chance, make love not war.

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Posted by on May 19, 2009 in general, indian politics


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