Bet­ter rail con­nec­tiv­ity to North East, J&K

Project Monitor - - FRONT PAGE - Es­pite dif­fi­cult ter­rain and un­cer­tain ge­ol­ogy in Jammu & Kash­mir, work on Ka­tra-Bani­hal sec­tion of Ud­ham­pur-Sri­na­gar-Bara­mulla rail link pro­ject is pro­gress­ing sat­is­fac­to­rily and 35 km of tun­nel­ing, out of to­tal of 95 km has been com­pleted suc­cess­fully.

ast year, Rail­ways had launched a coastal con­nec­tiv­ity pro­gramme and the Tuna Port was com­mis­sioned this year and rail con­nec­tiv­ity projects to ports of Jaigarh, Dighi, Re­was and Paradip are un­der im­ple­men­ta­tion. For 2016-17, In­dian Rail­ways pro­poses to un­der­take im­ple­men­ta­tion of rail con­nec­tiv­ity for the ports of Nar­gol and Hazira un­der PPP. The Rail­way Min­is­ter said, con­sid­er­ing the ur­gent need to pro­vide con­nec­tiv­ity to our ports on the 7,517 km coast­line, Rail­ways will pos­i­tively con­sider to un­der­take any of­fer of part­ner­ship.

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