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PM Modi Gifts Kashmir New Electric Train Connecting Kashmir to Ramban; Details Here

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated various developmental projects worth over Rs 32,000 crore in Jammu and Kashmir. He also inaugurated the first electric train in the Kashmir Valley including a new rail line covering the Banihal-Khari-Sumber-Sangaldan stretch (48 km) and the newly electrified Baramulla-Srinagar-Banihal-Sangaldan section (185.66 km).

 

Ceremony At Srinagar Railway Station

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Ceremony At Srinagar Railway Station

In a grand ceremony at Srinagar Railway Station, the electric train was flagged off and Prime Minister Modi virtually inaugurated it from Jammu. This train will now cover an additional 48 km between Banihal-Khari-Sumber-Sangaldan, reducing the overall distance on the new rail line between Baramulla-Srinagar-Banihal-Sangaldan to 185.66 km, saving 47.23 km.

Connecting Kashmir To India

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Connecting Kashmir To India

The completion of this rail line will connect Kashmir to other parts of the country, fulfilling the dream of rail travel from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. The Prime Minister also flagged off the first electric train in the valley and the train service between Sangaldan station and Baramulla station.

Economic Development Of Region

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Economic Development Of Region

The commissioning of the Banihal-Khari-Sumber-Sangaldan section is noteworthy as it utilizes Ballast Less Track (BLT) on the entire route, ensuring a smoother riding experience for passengers. Moreover, the stretch between Khari-Sumber boasts India's longest rail tunnel, T-50 (12.77 km). These railway improvements aim to foster stability in Kashmir and contribute to the overall economic development of the region.

 

Majority Of Work Completed

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Majority Of Work Completed

Babe Abid Amin Shah, Assistant General Manager of IRCON, expressed his enthusiasm, stating that it's a significant step in connecting Kashmir to the rest of the country through rail. With most of the main work completed, only a few kilometers remain, and he believes that Kashmir will be connected to Jammu by rail in the next couple of months.

Locals Express Joy

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Locals Express Joy

The local residents of Kashmir have welcomed this development, emphasizing that the inauguration will strengthen the region. They believe that this initiative will greatly benefit the common people, saving both time and money for the poor.