The deadline for the planning stage would be 2022, and this would take further 15 years to construct. In the meanwhile, there would be around 2-3 cost overruns and bail out by the government. Eventually once it is built it would lead to deluge of people which would worsen the ecosystem and create more problems for the locales.Yes, but the question is, when would it actually get built?
Very informative and knowledgable videos.They made it by making it better than German Engineers.
Check Discovery Series : How Chinese made Railway in unstable area of Tibet.
It may not be available on Youtube.
But Discovery repeats its telecast after sometime.
The area is not stable is different extreme weather conditions.
Uploaded on Apr 24, 2011
Qinghai-Tibet Railway is the world's highest railway, with the world's highest rail tunnel. The first part of this video explains the enormous engineering challenges of this ambitious project and how each challenge was overcome. The second part of the video presents a special trip from Beijing to Lhasa with the most amazing views along the way.
Uploaded on Dec 24, 2007
Highest Railway in the World ! Running at altitudes of 4000-5200 m (16.000ft). Most of the track is laid upon permafrost soil. 4000 km from Beijing to Lhasa: The mega-project was accomplished in 2006, one year ahead of schedule. It took 38.000 Workers 5 years. They had to wear oxygen bottles most of the time to avoid altitude sickness. Thousands of bridges and tunnels were built. A Swiss Consulting firm concluded the project was not feasible due to unstable permafrost soil. So Chinese Engineers designed special cooling systems for summer time to assure support structures will not sink into the mud. Travel time to Lanzhou is now cut to 30 hours and to Beijing 50 hours. Compartments are pressurized and oxigen masks are provided if needed for each passenger.
Author's Notes: Cabin staff is friendly and helpful even if nobody speaks or reads a word of English. It's a joke when they try to check your passport.
Restaurant staff is particulary unpleasant to foreigners. Food is poor and the menu is good only for those who read Chinese. Staff will say most of the time "meiyaou"(no have)while the Chinese at the next table are having full meals.
Even in soft-sleeper class bring your own tea mug. Restaurant does not serve beverages , but cabin staff will provide hot water.
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In India they go for money only.
Innovation is not an Indian Word.
Only "Jugaad" is enough !
Example is Rohtang Tunnel as it is being made manually.
Still not using Tunnel Borer Machines of Metro Rail Technology for underground tunnel making.