Train to boost economic development of Kashmir: Lalu PrasadOctober 11th, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 11 (IANS) The introduction of train services in the Kashmir valley will create avenues for development in the region, Union Railway Minister Lalu Prasad said here Saturday.Prime Minister Manmohan Singh flagged off the valley’s first train from the Nowagam railway station here.
Speaking to media persons on the sidelines of the inaugural function, Lalu Prasad said: “Vadi mein train aanay se vikas ka raasta kholega. Berozgari door ho jayegi (The arrival of the train in the valley will open up new avenues for development and remove unemployment).
The flower bedecked train made its inaugural run Saturday between central Kashmir’s Badgam district and south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.