Katra-Bannihal link, with world's highest rail bridge, to be ready by 2020

Jammu, June 24: The Katra-Banihal link in Jammu and Kashmir, which will have the world's highest rail bridge at 359 metres, will be ready by 2020, Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said on Wednesday.

Speaking to the media here after reviewing the progress on the rail link that will connect the Kashmir Valley with the rest of India, Sinha said. "It would be completed by 2020."

J&K to have world's highest rail bridge

"This section of the rail link will have the world's highest bridge at 359 metres, he added.

"With its completion, the valley will finally be connected with the rest of the country through railways."

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the progress on the Katra-Baramulla rail link with senior officials of the railways and Jammu and Kashmir government officials through video conference.


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