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Progress of Work on Railways National Project in Jammu and Kashmir reviewed

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  • January 2, 2021
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Progress of Work on Railways National Project in Jammu and Kashmir reviewed

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Infrastructure

In news 

  • Progress of Work on Railways National Project in Jammu and Kashmir was recently reviewed. 
  • Work on the Remaining Portion of the Udhampur Srinagar Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) Project to be completed in Mission Mode.
  • Focus on Providing All-Weather Connectivity to Kashmir Region from rest of the Country.

Important value additions 

  • The USBRL is a National project undertaken by the Indian Railways for construction of broad-gauge railway line through the Himalayas. 
  • Aim: Connecting the Kashmir region with rest of the country. 
  • The all-weather, comfortable, convenient and cost effective mass transportation system will be the catalyst for the overall development of the region. 
  • Currently, the line is in operational use for running trains between Baramulla-Banihal in Kashmir valley and Jammu-Udhampur-Katra

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