PM inaugurates rail line between Anantnag and Quazigund

Written by fe Bureaus | New Delhi | Updated: Oct 30 2009, 04:48am hrs
The Kashmir valley is now fully connected with the rest of the country by railways. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday inaugurating an 18-km long rail line between Anantnag and Quazigundthe last stretch of the railway line in the Kashmir Valley.

This is part of the 345 km long railway line connecting Jammu to Baramulla through Udhampur, Katra, Reasi, Sangaldan, Banihal, Quazigund, Anantnag and Srinagar. It envisages providing an alternative reliable, all weather, transportation system that would connect Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of the country.

Incidentally, this is also the only mountain railway in India to be built on Broad Gauge. This is in keeping with the unigauge policy of Indian Railways, which will enable instant connectivity with the remaining Indian Railway network once the construction of this project is complete.