Another Milestone Achieved In Under-construction Kashmir Railway Project

The Northern Railway achieved another milestone on Sunday with one more tunnel in the Bankot area near Banihal in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban connected after a breakthrough, officials said.

With the breakthrough of the tunnel, most of the excavation work of railway tunnels between Banihal and the Khari sector has been completed by IRCON International Limited, they added.

The work on the Kashmir rail project in a 110-km-long railway line between Katra and Banihal is underway and is likely to be completed within the next two years. The project is part of the 272-km Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla railway line to provide an alternative surface link between Kashmir and the rest of the country.

“The around-two-km-long tunnel project in Bankot is being constructed at a cost of Rs 300 crore in two parts,” an official said.

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