Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister
Omar Abdullah has advocated a rail link between Srinagar
and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).
"Such a move (rail link between Srinagar and
Muzaffarabad) will help make this route between the two parts
of Kashmir more viable, popular and worth all types of trade
and commerce", Omar said addressing a public meeting at
Aloosa, 100 kms from here in Kupwara district yesterday.
The Chief Minister said "Srinagar-Muzaffarabad rail
link is very necessary to establish people-to-people contact
for ensuring everlasting peace and tranquillity besides
turning the borders as lines of love and mutual friendship".
Omar said his government was very eager to connect the
hearts of people and promote friendship and love between
India and Pakistan.
Describing Kashmir as a political issue, he said it is
not only a developmental issue but all aspects had to be
addressed for everlasting peace and tranquillity.
The Chief Minister said the matter regarding rail link
between Kupwara-Baramulla and Kupwara-Tangdhar besides
Rajouri-Poonch and Doda was taken up in a meeting held
recently at Jammu with the Railway authorities.
Earlier, he laid the foundation of 220-metre bridge
over Khemal `nallah` in the village.
The Chief Minister announced setting up of a
Polytechnic College at Kupwara, adding that the work on it
would be taken up soon.