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Kashmir railways to be equipped with modern facilities: Union Minister

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Union Minister for Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw visited Kashmir Valley on Saturday. Before interacting with the officials, the Minister visited the Baramulla, the last railway link of Indian Railways.

After meeting the senior Railway officers, the Minister while talking to reporters said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has transformed the rail network across India, and in Kashmir also railways will be equipped with modern facilities.

Union Minister for Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw as per the news agency Kashmir News Trust said that there is a lot of room for improvement. He said during the meeting, it was decided to create facilities for apple, cement, and gypsum exporters. “There will be a double line, a parcel service, new telephone connections,” he said adding that there will be heating system in trains during the winters.

He said after Jammu-Srinagar rail link will be thrown open, ‘Wande Bharat’ Express will also chug in Kashmir Valley.

The Minister was accompanied by DC Baramulla Syed Sehrish Asghar.
During his two days visit, the Minister will leave for Reasi on Sunday and inspect the site of the highest Railway bridge and ongoing works on the Reasi-Banihal section of the Udhampur-Baramulla rail project.

The Government has set December 2023 deadline for linking Kashmir with Kanyakumari by rail. [KNT]

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