‘2 rail link projects awaiting sanction’

Jammu: Government Monday said reports on railway projects to connect Jammu to Poonch and Baramulla to Kupwara have been submitted to the Railway Board, but are yet to be sanctioned.
“Reports on railway projects connecting Jammu-Poonch (Jammu region) and Baramulla-Kupwara (Kashmir region), based on a preliminary engineering-cum-traffic survey carried out by the Northern Railways Construction Organization, have been submitted to the Railway Board, Union Ministry of Railways,” Minister for Planning and Development Ajay Kumar Sadhotra said while replying to a Calling Attention Notice by Shehnaz Ganai in the Legislative Council today.
“The projects have not yet been sanctioned,” he said.
The minister said these railway lines were very essential for the socio-economic progress and the state government was taking up the matter with the Union government for an early start of these projects.

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