New Delhi: The 20km-long Quazigund-Anantnag
rail track in the Kashmir Valley will be commissioned soon, a
top official in the Railways Ministry said on Monday.
The stretch of the Qazigund-Baramulla rail network
project, which has come up with an investment of Rs 3,200
crores, is expected to be commissioned anytime soon, Railway
Board (Engineering) member Rakesh Chopra told reporters on the
sidelines of a conference here.
The Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) has already
given the go ahead for commissioning of the section, he said
on the sidelines of a CII-sponsored international conference
Railways had last year commissioned the other part of
this section from Anantnag to Baramulla.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh flagged off the first
train in this section from Anantnag to Mazhom in October last
year while the Mazhgom-Baramulla rail track was inaugurated by
Congress president Sonia Gandh in February this year.
Construction of the other two sections -- the Udhampur
Katra section and Katra Quazigund section -- is in progress.
Chopra said the Anand Vihar terminal on the Eastern
fringes of the national capital will also be commissioned
soon. It is being developed as a green filed project, he said.