Sunday, February 7, 2016

Indian Road wonders

The Road network of India is second largest road network in The World with total length of around 4,320,000 kilometers. Indian road network is consists of 1000 km -Expressways, 79,243 km -National Highways, 1,31,899 km -State Highways and Other major district and rural roads. These amazing network of roads also have Elevated Expressways, Cloverleaf Interchange, river Road Bridge and flyover, which are longest and largest in India as well as in Asia.
NH-7 Longest National Highway in India

The National Highways Network of India covers 79,243 km of the country, including 1000 km of limited-access highway or limited-access road. NH 7 is the longest national highway in India with a total distance of 4,572 km from Varanasi to Kanyakumari. But as per the new scheme, the longest national highway will be NH44, running from Srinagar to Kanyakumari.


Longest Freeway in India              

Port Maduravoyal Elevated Expressway will be the longest elevated expressway of the country with a total length of 19 km. It's under construction in Chennai with Maduravoyal Grade Separator or Maduravoyal Junction at the intersection of National Highway 4.

Largest Cloverleaf Interchange in India

The Kathipara Junction of Chennai is the largest cloverleaf interchanges in India and largest cloverleaf flyover in the whole of Asia. Kathipara cloverleafgrade separator is located at the intersection of Grand Southern Trunk Road,Inner Ring Road, Poonamallee road and Anna Salai. Kathipara Junction is an important road junction in Chennai, India.

Longest River Road Bridge 

The Mahatma Gandhi Setu river road bridge over the holy river Ganges in Bihar, connects the capital city of Patna in the south to Hajipur. It is a 5.5-km-long, 4-lane roadway, making it India’s longest river road bridge and one of the longest bridges in the world. The Indian postal department issued a commemorative postage stamp on Landmark Bridges Of India: Mahatma Gandhi Setu of denomination 0500 Paise on 17 August 2007

Longest Road Cum Rail Bridge in India

The Godavari Bridge or Kovvur-Rajahmundry Bridge is truss bridge spanning Godavari river in Rajahmundry, India. It is Asia's second longest road-cum-rail bridge crossing a water body, after the Sky Gate Bridge in Kansai International Airport, Osaka. It is second of the three bridges that span the Godavari River at Rajahmundry. The Havelock Bridge being the earliest, was built in 1897, and having served its full utility, was decommissioned in 1997. The latest bridge is the Godavari Arch Bridge, a bowstring-girder bridge, built in 1997 and presently in service.

The bridge is 4.2 kilometers (2.7 km Rail & 4.2 km Road) long consisting of 27 spans of 91.4 m and 7 spans of 45.72 m of which 6 spans of 45.72m are in 6 deg. curve at long Rajahmundry end to make up for the built up area.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Dubai Miracle Garden opens with 45 million flowers

Miracle Garden will open in two phases. The first phase, will have huge structures of sunflowers, seven flower hearts, seven stars and huge stunning flowers made with 3D art design.The garden will have seven pyramids, including a huge one with the UAE flag designed by flowers. There will be two flower arch pathways shaded by hanging flower baskets, adding a romantic vibe to the garden. Besides, there will be also an umbrella pathway, a flower tunnel, Lilium flower lamps and a birthday corner made with 3D design.

A Ferrari car with driver decorated by flowers, a vertical buried cars zone, flower apple structures, artificial animals, flower boats and an  Islamic Arch Design will also be part of phase oneFor the first time in Dubai, there will a floral clock, around 13 meters in diameter, made out of real plants and flowers with changeable design for every season (twice a year). The clock will have a small bird house with the bird tweeting every 15 minutes.Phase 2, which will open in January, will have the Butterfly Garden, which will be a round shape garden designed in 3D and decorated with flowers.

There garden will be nine domes, spread across 1,800 square meters, with each dome filled with different color, sizes and species of butterflies.“Between these domes, we will have an alluring butterfly museum and butterfly flower park. All the designs will be built consistently on the butterfly garden theme,” the company added.Visitors will be able to see and smell natures most powerful aromatic and medicinal plants from over 200 countries. One can touch, smell and even make his own cup of tea, fresh from the garden.

“We will have seating areas and service counters to provide cups and seats for the visitors comfort,” according to the company.

There will be an Edible Plants Garden where visitor will be allowed to pluck vegetable or fruits. A Strawberry Garden will also be part of phase 2.

Located in Dubailand, Miracle Garden's entrance fee is Dh20 per adult while disabled and kids three years and below will allowed free of charge.

Dubai Miracle Garden will be open all through the week - 9am to 9 pm on weekdays and 9 am to 11 pm/12 am during weekends.