Railway to construct 270 km access roads in J and K

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Srinagar, Sep 11: The Indian Railways is constructing 270 km access roads in Jammu and Kashmir, a senior railway officer said.

Chief administrative officer of Northern Railways R K Gupta said the Railways were constructing 270 kilometers of access roads, at the cost of the Railways, to carry machinery and equipment to the Project sites.

After the completion of the Project, these roads would connect 60 villages and will be of immense use for the locals of the concerned areas, Mr Gupta told a meeting here yesterday.

The meeting also discussed the provision power connections to various Stations in all the three sections of the Railways and the concerned Engineers were asked to provide necessary logistics in this regard by October 15.

To check the safety aspects, a trial run on the Kakapora-Pampore -Nowgam-Badgam track in the Qazigund-Baramula section has been conducted.

The train has air-conditioned coaches with heating system and push-back seats.

Dwelling on the preparedness on the Qazigund-Baramulla section, Mr Gupta said the track and other infrastructure was ready for 66 kilometers from Annantnag via Srinagar to Rajwansher, Rescue and relief measures like Self Propelled Accident Relief Train had also been put in place and the skeleton staff posted.

UNI

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