Suresh Prabhu calls on J&K CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, discusses railway projects

By PTI  economictimes.indiatimes.com

SRINAGAR: Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu today called on the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister here and discussed issues relating to introduction of more train services in the state and the completion of Katra-Banihal railway line.

“During their meeting, the Union Minister and Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed discussed wide-ranging issues relating to introduction of more train services and completion of Katra-Banihal railway line within the stipulated timeline,” an official spokesman said.

Once complete, the Katra-Banihal railway line will provide an all-weather link to Valley with the rest of the country. The Chief Minister stressed on putting in place an institutional grid to fast-track progress on all issues pertaining to construction of Katra-Banihal Railway Line.

Describing railway connectivity as a vital all-weather alternate link in the state, Sayeed requested Prabhu to introduce special services like ‘Palace on Wheels’ at various tourist destinations. More info

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