Prime Minister to arrive in J-K today

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Srinagar, Oct 10 : Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will arrive in Jammu and Kashmir on a two-day visit today.

During his visit, Dr. Singh is scheduled to inaugurate the 450 MW Baglihar Hydro Electric Power Project in Ramban district.

This is the third power project commissioned in the border state on river Chenab.

The Baglihar Project has been completed at a cost of Rs. 5200 crores and will generate 2800 million units of electricity every year.

Later, Dr. Singh will fly to Srinagar where he will meet leaders of various political parties including National Conference, Congress, PDP, CPM and Panthers Party.

On Saturday, Dr. Singh will flag off the first train connecting Srinagar to central Kashmir from Nowgam to Budgam. He will board the Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) train from Nowgam station as a symbolic gesture.

The inauguration of this train service was a part of the plan to connect Baramulla to Qazigund.

The commercial use of the train will take some time to start.

ANI

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