GM Nr Railway briefs CS

‘Kashmir to be connected with rest of country through railway link by end of 2023’

Srinagar, May 12 (KNO): Manager Northern Railway (NR), Ashutosh Gangal Thursday called on the Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta and apprised him about the status of the ongoing works on Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Railway Link (USBRL).

CAO construction Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Railway Link (USBRL), A. K. Khandelwal; PCSC NR, A N Mishra; DRM Firozpur, Seema Sharma also accompanied GM NR.

GM Northern Railway briefed the Chief Secretary about the works that have been finished, or nearing completion, works under progress, and the adherence to the set timelines to dedicate the project to the people at the earliest.

Chief Secretary was informed that it is expected that Kashmir valley would be connected to the Jammu and rest of the country during 2023, providing efficient connectivity to Kashmir valley with other parts of the country by rail. The all-weather and cost-effective connectivity shall be a boon for economy of J&K.

Chief Secretary was informed about the work on the intervening 111 kms of Katra-Banihal section which is going on in full swing despite challenging and inhospitable terrain.

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