SRINAGAR: Northern Railways will start a limited express train service in the valley soon.
This was informed by Chief Area Manager, Northern Railway, Srinagar, Atul Kumar Jain during a meeting chaired by Divisional Commissioner, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon here on Monday, an official spokesperson said this evening.
The Divisional Commissioner was informed that the aim of starting this service is to cut down the travel time and to reduce the rush of passengers, especially the employees, during the peak hours.
The introduction of the limited express will greatly reduce the travel time. Contrary to the 90 minutes travel time that train stopping at all station takes, the limited express will cover the same journey in 35 minutes only, Chief Area Manager informed adding that the train will have 12 bogies so that more passengers can be taken on board.
The meeting was also attended by the Vice President, Ramky; Manager National Highway Authority of India; Chief Conservator Forest South and other officials. The District Developmental Commissioners from Budgam, Ganderbal, Pulwama, Baramulla, Kupwara districts also attended the meeting through video conferencing.
During the meeting the officers were also directed to clear all the bottlenecks for the early completion of four-lane Srinagar-Jammu road.
Meanwhile, the construction of Semi-Ring Road around Srinagar City was also discussed threadbare in the meeting. The Semi-Ring road stretching on a length of 60.94 kms is getting constructed at the cost of 1,903 crore under Prime Ministers package.
Divisional Commissioner was also informed about the present status of ongoing construction work on bypass from Galender-Narbal in Budgam (Phase-I), and Narbal-Wayil (bypassing Shadhipora-phase II).
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