Omar for rail link between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad
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Last Updated: Tuesday, February 02, 2010, 15:28
  
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.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, February 02, 2010, 15:28


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