Indian Railway Special Train: The country’s premium train ‘Vande Bharat’ will run in the Kashmir Valley from next year. Specially designed ‘Vande Bharat’ trains are being prepared for the Union Territory. Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav is on a tour of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. Regarding the union territory, he/she said that a specially designed ‘Vande Bharat’ train is being prepared in the state. Everything like temperature, snow is being kept in mind while manufacturing this special train. In fact, the Udhampur-Banihal line connecting Jammu to Srinagar will be completed by December this year or early next year. The Union Railway Minister said that good progress has been made on the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail line. Work for the construction of Chenab and Anji bridges and major tunnels is also underway and is progressing well. The train will start running on this route in December this year or January-February next year. A specially designed ‘Vande Bharat’ train is being prepared for this line.
Railway Minister will discuss with PM Modi
The Railway Minister said that there has been a demand to connect three areas of Sopore Kupwara, Avantipora-Shopian and Bijbehara-Pahalgam with the rail line and the Railways will consider it. We will talk to the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. Then will discuss in this regard with the Union Home Minister (Amit Shah) and the Prime Minister (Narendra Modi). We will discuss in detail the doubling of lines in Baramulla. Three more connections are to be added to this line. Many works have been completed on this line. The electrification work is almost complete. There will also be a discussion with LG on extending the line up to LoC. Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav traveled by train from Budgam station to Baramulla along with railway officials on his/her tour. In these two days, the Railway Minister will inspect railway projects in Kashmir.
this is history
Let me tell you, in the year 1905, the then Maharaja of Kashmir had announced the laying of a railway line connecting Srinagar to Jammu via the Mughal road. After the initial work, the project got stuck. After that once again the work was started in March 1995 at a cost of Rs 2500 crores and then in the year 2002 Vajpayee government declared it a national project, then its cost became Rs 6000 crores. However, today the cost of this project has reached Rs 27,949 crore. The laying of the line was fraught with geographical problems. Overcoming all these, now this network has reached towards being ready. This project is running after a delay of 20 years.
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