Most Expensive Rail Line in China Begins Operations

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Very recently, the most pricey rail line in China has started operating. This rail line covers a distance of 234 miles from Yichang City to Wanzhou district of Chongqing. You will cross 253 bridges and 159 tunnels through your way to Chongqing. It will definitely be a thrilling journey! Can you guess the number of workers involved in this project? 50,000 workers were engaged to drill the tunnels and bridges to enable this luxurious line traverse through this stretch of mountains.
The total cost involved in building this expensive rail line is a staggering $3.41 billion. This line is highly beneficial in a number of ways. It helps you to take a shorter trip from Yichang to Chongqing – from 22 hours you can now reach your destination in just 5 hours. Other exclusive facilities are also available for you during this shorter trip. Only time will tell whether it is worth the cost!

Via: most-expensive.net

Posted by Bhavesh Bhatia on March 14, 2011 in Travel

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