Kashmir will get a big gift on Gandhi Jayanti, railways is working since 2019, a wave of happiness among the local people

Photo:IANS Kashmir will get a gift on Gandhi Jayanti on October 2

First Electric Train: Indian Rail Gandhi Jayanti Feather Kashmir going to give you a great gift. This will make the journey of the people of Kashmir easier than before. According to officials of Indian Railways Construction Limited, Kashmir Valley will cross another milestone on Gandhi Jayanti on October 2, when Jammu and Kashmir’s first electric train will start running on the 137-km Banihal-Baramulla corridor.

Railways is working on this project since 2019

The Government of Jammu and Kashmir, Indian Railways and Indian Railway Construction Limited have been working together on this project since August 2019. The project will be inspected on 26 September and the project will be inaugurated on 2 October. An official put the cost of the project at Rs 324 crore, adding that the Budgam-Baramulla section has already been completed, while the Budgam-Banihal corridor will be inspected and inaugurated on September 26.

Project aims to reduce pollution

The total route length for electrification is 137.73 km with three main sub-stations at Qazigund, Budgam and Baramulla from where electricity will be supplied to the overhead equipment of the rail line. The aim of this project is to reduce pollution. This will also save 60 percent fuel consumption. Along with this, the work of connecting Banihal with Katra is also going on. When the Katra-Banihal link is completed, Kashmir will be better connected to the rest of the country.

happiness among the people of Kashmir

A local named Muhammad Ramzan said that this is an important step which will help J&K to join the ranks of other developed states, where modern facilities are available. It may be recalled that Kashmir got its first train service in 2013, when it was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Rail connectivity with Kashmir Valley will be possible before 2024

From Baramulla to Banihal, thousands of passengers travel by rail every day. Work is also going on at a brisk pace to connect the Kashmir Valley with Jammu and the entire country through rail. Now Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav has promised that rail connectivity with Kashmir Valley will be opened to the public before 2024.

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