Indian Railways is getting closer to connecting the Kashmir Valley with the rest of the railway network
New Delhi. Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer, Railway Board, Smt. Jaya Verma Sinha visited the USBRL project on 09.02.2024 and conducted a thorough inspection. During the inspection, Shri Shobhan Chaudhuri, General Manager, Northern Railway, Shri Sandeep Gupta, CAO, USBRL, Shri Sanjay Gupta, CMD, KRCL, Shri V.P. Singh, PCE, Northern Railway, Shri U.C. Joshi, PCOM, Northern Railway and Shri Sanjay Sahu, Divisional Railway Manager, Firozpur and other senior officials of USBRL project were present.
Smt. Jaya Verma Sinha started her inspection tour from Tunnel No. T-33 (Old Tunnel T-1) from Katra. He inspected the motor trolley and then inspected the important progressive work of Tunnel T-33 on foot. He praised the good work being done by the project team in extremely challenging geological conditions and advised them to follow all safety protocols. He directed the officials associated with the project to take all possible measures to complete the remaining work of the project expeditiously so that the Katra-Reasi section can be connected soon.
During his motor trolley inspection, he observed continuous track, E&M, S&T and RE works proceeding from Tunnel T-34 (Old Tunnel T-2) up to Dugga Railway Station via Anji Bridge, Reasi Station, Bakkal Station, Chenab Bridge. Inspected and expressed satisfaction over the quality and progress of these works.
CRB also took stock of the progress works related to USBRL project at Chenab Bridge site along with officials of Northern Railway, KRCL and IRCON. He expressed satisfaction over the pace of works and directed the project officials to closely monitor all the remaining works, especially those related to Tunnel T-1 and Sawalkot Yard to ensure that there is no delay in the work. .
Despite all kinds of geological, natural and weather related challenges, work on the remaining part of the project is going on in full swing. Indian Railways is getting closer every day to connecting the Kashmir Valley with the rest of the railway network.
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