Quazigund-Anantnag section to be commissioned soon: Railways



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 on railways.

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.

Bureau Report