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PM likely to open railway line linking Anantnag with Qazigund

delhi Updated: Oct 07, 2009 21:19 IST
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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to inaugurate a 12-km railway line connecting Anantnag with Qazigund in South Kashmir on October 18 after which the rail project in Kashmir valley will be completed.

Singh, who is likely to be on a visit to the state for two days, was also expected to review the railway project connecting the Kashmir valley with Jammu region, official sources said.

He may also review the Dal project besides progress in other developmental schemes under the Prime Minister's Reconstruction Plan.

The Prime Minister had inaugurated the 66-km long section from Anantnag to Mazhom last year. Congress President Sonia Gandhi had earlier this year inaugurated the 35-km-long Mazhom-Baramulla line, part of the 119-Km Qazigund-Baramulla railway line.

An amount of Rs 2,551 crore has been incurred on the Qazigund-Baramulla railway link up to the end of December last year.

Singh, who was also present at the inauguration early this year, had said the line was bound to catalyse economic growth in the Kashmir valley with the availability of cheaper and more reliable transport.