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Kashmir Railway Project
Facts of the Kashmir Rail Project-
Udhampur at a height of 861 meters above sea level in Jammu and Kashmir is now on the map of the Indian Railways. Bholu, its mascot, has registered the Railways' presence in this hilly district of the State. The 53 kilometre - long railway track between Jammu and Udhampur is now complete and is bustling with numerous trains and passengers. Built at a cost of Rs. 550 crore, it is an engineering marvel telling us how we are capable of completing arduous tasks despite hurdles. The project, which was sanctioned by the then Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi , in the early 80s, was delayed due to geo-technical problems and lack of funds at the initial stages....