Katra-Banihal rail-line progressing satisfactorily: Railway minister

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New Delhi: Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu today said that work on Katra-Banihal section of Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link Project is progressing satisfactorily and 35 Kilometers of tunneling, out of total of 95 Kilometers has been completed successfully.

“In J&K, despite difficult terrain and uncertain geology, work on Katra-Banihal section of Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link Project is progressing satisfactorily and 35 Kilometers of tunneling, out of total of 95 Kilometers has been completed successfully,” Prabhu said in New Delhi.

The minister said the decongestion work on the Jalandhar- Jammu line, an important link to the valley, is going on in full swing.

“Doubling of two bridges will be commissioned by March 2016, while the other two bridges will be completed by 2016-17,” he added. (KNS)

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