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Since ancient times the vast glaciated heights of the Himalayas have attracted and offered the greatest challenges to mountaineers, geologists and explorers across the globe. Some call it the roof of the world. Formed with powerful plate tectonic forces through the past 65 million years the Himalayas still continue to rise every year.
This, is where one of the world’s most difficult mountain railway projects is under way. The 46 tunnels and 911 bridges on this 273km rail track will include India’s longest transportation tunnel and the world’s highest arch bridge.