Thursday , April 18 2024

Good news for railway passengers! PM Modi will flag off the first electric train in Kashmir

On this occasion, railway officials said that trains running on clean fuel in the Railway Valley will be recorded in history. Nearly 2000 projects are being inaugurated simultaneously in the biggest programme. Under this, more than 500 railway stations will be rejuvenated. Railway over bridge and under bridge will also be constructed. These major actions will be announced by the Center before the election code of conduct comes into force for the Lok Sabha elections scheduled in May-June.

Officials expressed hope that train operations will start from Srinagar to Jammu before the Lok Sabha elections. With this, the government's old promise of connecting the valley by train will also be fulfilled. This may be delayed due to the time taken in completion of the two tunnels at Sangaldan and Katra. Officials said that the 18 km long section between Dugga and Reasi has been completed, but until the work on the sections on both sides is completed, trains cannot be operated.

Another official said that non-stop train service is expected to start in Jammu and Kashmir by July-August this year. Diesel trains still operate on the 138 km long Baramulla-Banihal section. After the commencement of the new railway line, passengers will be able to travel by train from Baramulla to Sangaldan. There are 19 stations on the route and the cost of electrification in this section is Rs 470 crore.