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Katra-Banihal rail link likely to be completed by Dec 2022, Efforts on to connect every part of JK to railway: Chairman Railway board

Ishtiyaq Ahmad

Srinagar, July 18 (KINS): The Railway board chairman VK Yadav  while maintaining that the Katra- Banihal rail link is to be completed by december 2022, said that attempts to connect every part of Jammu and Kashmir to the railway are underway at full speed.

According to news agency Kashmir Indepth News Service (KINS), Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav said that all capitals of North-Eastern states will be connected to the rail network by 2023.

“These are very important projects which topped the railway’s agenda during the last five years. Work to connect capitals of Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Meghalaya is in progress. Attempts to connect every part of Jammu and Kashmir to the railway are underway at full speed, and the Katra-Banihal rail link project is likely to be completed by December 2022,” he said.

The chairman however said that Katra- Banihal rail link project is a very difficult project and there are a lot of hardships in the last phase. 

“It requires the construction of a large number of tunnels and bridges. Work on the last stretch of 111 kilometers from Katra to Banihal is in progress and the project is targeted to be completed by December 2022,” the chairman added.(KINS)

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