General Manager Northern Railways visits USBRL project in Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi - Shri Shobhan Chaudhary, General Manager, Northern Railway conducted a detailed inspection of the prestigious national project of Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla New BG Rail Link Project today i.e. 10/5/2024. The Chief Administrative Officer/USBRL and other senior officials of Northern Railway and KRCL also participated in the inspection.

May 10, 2024 - 23:25
General Manager Northern Railways visits USBRL project in Jammu and Kashmir
General Manager Northern Railways visits USBRL project in Jammu and Kashmir

Shri Shobhan Choudhary started his inspection from Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Station Yard to Chenab Bridge by motor trolley. He inspected Tunnel No. 33, Tunnel No. 34, Anji Bridge, Tunnel No. 35, Reasi Yard, Tunnel No. 36 and Chenab Bridge. The remaining activities to complete the work of Tunnel T-33 were thoroughly discussed with the engineers of Northern Railway and KRCL. The General Manager expressed satisfaction at the pace of progress but exhorted the project authorities to closely monitor all activities and increase resources to expedite the work, as well as tunnel mining work passing through geologically weak layers. Followed all safety precautions while proceeding.

It is pertinent to mention that this 3.2 km long tunnel is passing through the main border and its construction has faced many challenges, however now it is nearing completion. This tunnel near Katra is important to operationalize the entire project. He also inspected the bridge equipment provided at Bridge No. 220 at Reasi Yard and Bridge No. 224 at Bakkal Yard. The proposed museum construction sites at Kauri on Chenab Bridge were inspected. He advised the agencies to maintain a steady pace of work and strictly adhere to the targets.

After site inspection, a review meeting was held with KRCL to discuss the detailed status of block section wise works. During the review meeting the General Manager emphasized that the targets should not be missed further and any shortfall should be made up through diligent planning.
 The project is considered one of the most challenging railway line endeavors in the Indian subcontinent, passing through the young Himalayas full of geological complexities. Every day, Indian Railways is getting closer to connecting the Kashmir Valley with the rest of the railway network.

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