Trains are expected to run from Kashmir to Kanyakumari from the last month of next year. The construction of the Katra-Banihal section of the Jammu-Srinagar-Baramulla railline will be completed by December 2021. Rail connectivity from Kashmir to Kanyakumari will be restored as soon as this railway track is built.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal also told in a virtual round table conference organized by Dainik Jagran that the project to connect Himachal Pradesh to Leh via railway track will also be started soon.
The Baramula Rail Project is one of the most important railway projects in the country. Former Prime Minister Late Atal Bihari Vajpayee laid the foundation of this project in 2003 and gave it the status of a national project. The project was to be completed in the year 2007, but its work is still in progress.
Railway Minister informed that at this time work is going on on the Katra-Banihal railway section. This region has the highest railway bridge in the world. There have been many reasons for the delay in work.
Earlier, there was no local support either, there were administrative problems. Since September 2018, work is going on very fast. Work has been affected this year due to the lockdown, but we have resumed work. Workers and engineers are being called back to work.