IR is edging closer to connecting Kashmir Valley to the rest of the Railway network

JK News Today

Jammu, February 10: Jaya Varma Sinha, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Railway Board has carried out an intensive inspection of the USBRL project on 09.02.2024. Shri Shobhan Chaudhuri, General Manager/Northern Railway, Sandeep Gupta, CAO/USBRL, Sanjay Gupta, CMD/KRCL, V P Singh, PCE/NR, U. C. Joshi, PCOM/NR & Sanjay Sahu, Divisional Railway Manager/Firozpur and other senior officers of USBRL Project were present during the inspection.

Jaya Varma Sinha commenced his inspection from Katra to Tunnel No. T-33 (old T-1). She conducted Motor Trolly inspection, followed by an intensive on foot inspection of ongoing critical work of Tunnel T-33. She appreciated the good work being done by the project team under the extremely challenging geological conditions and advised them to follow all safety protocols. She directed the project authorities to take all possible measures to expedite the completion of balance works so that Katra-Reasi section can be linked.
She continued the motor trolley inspection Tunnel T-34(old T-2) onwards through Anji Bridge, Reasi Station, Bakkal Station, Chenab Bridge right up to Dugga railway station inspecting track, E&M, S&T and RE works and expressed satisfaction regarding the quality and progress of these works.
CRB reviewed the progress of the USBRL project at Chenab Bridge site with the officials of NR, KRCL & IRCON. She expressed satisfaction at the pace of works and directed the project authorities to closely monitor all balance works especially Tunnel T-1 & Sawalkote yard works to ensure that there are no delays.
In spite of all types of geological, topographical and meteorological challenges, work on the remaining portion is in full swing. Every day, Indian Railway is edging closer to connecting Kashmir Valley to the rest of the Railway network.