Jammu-Kathgodam ‘Garib Rath’ will provide better connectivity: Lalu Prasad

April 6th, 2008 - 7:54 pm ICT by admin  

Jammu, April 6 (ANI): After flagging off Garib Rath train between Jammu and Kathgodam, Union Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav on Sunday said that the launch of the train will enable better connectivity for the region.

The commencement of this train will help in connecting the people of remote mountainous regions of the country to the rest of the country, said Lalu.

He also laid the foundation stone for the electrification of the Jammu and Suchi Pind section.

Prior to the inaugural function, the Union Water Resources Minister Saifuddin Soz said the two events, linked with the expansion of railway network in Jammu and Kashmir, would constitute a major stride towards improvement and augmentation of railway and communication services in the state and its connectivity with the rest of the country.

The survey work between Jammu and Poonch sector is currently undertaken by the Railways Ministry.

After the completion of the Jammu-Katra and Udhampur-Qazigund sectors, the Kashmir valley will be connected with the rest of the country through the railway network.

In the coming months, with the opening up of more rail links in Jammu and Srinagar, carrying goods will become easy and it will also help in enabling more and more tourists to come to the State, said Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad. (ANI)

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