Mumbai-based AFCONS Infrastructure, which has been engaged in construction of road connectivity in Kochi since 2001, has achieved the distinction of building India's longest rail bridge connecting the island Vallarpadam with Idappalli in north Kochi. The 4.62 km bridge was awarded the best pre-stressing structure for the year 2010 by Indian Concrete Institute. Road connectivity to ICTT was provided by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) from Kalamassery to Vallarpadam of about 17.5 Km in length whereas and rail connectivity was provided by Rail Vikas Nigam through AFCONS Infrastructure for 8.6 km from Vallarpadam to Idappalli. The bridge was constructed within the shortest possible time using sophisticated equipment with innovative technology such as concrete placing by pumping concrete for a length of 2.1 km, which incidentally is a national record. The bridge girders were erected with the help of sophisticated girder launcher with a record speed of about 500 m length in one month. This major bridge has 134 spans of pre-cast girders resting on piers above pile foundations.AFCONS has also successfully completed reclamation and construction of two LNG storage tanks of 85 m diameter and 54 m height, of storage capacity of 155,000 cu m each. AFCONS is also constructing other infrastructure berthing facilities which are nearing completion. This is a Government aided project where Petronet LNG is building an LNG Terminal, a major milestone in the industrial growth of Kochi.