Railway tracks being doubled in Jammu and Kashmir

Last Updated: Thu, Dec 30, 2010 13:00 hrs

The Northern Railway has commenced the doubling of the tracks between Pathankot and Jammu in Samba region of Jammu and Kashmir.

The railway tracks would soon witness quick passage of trains with the doubling of tracks as the work is going on at a fast pace.

With the doubling of this stretch, the detention of trains on the existing single line waiting for the trains coming from opposite direction would come to an end.

Residents are happy with the development of the double railway track, as it would prove beneficial to the pilgrims who visit the Vaishno Devi shrine.

"We will be benefited by the double line railway track. The tourists will be benefited and the trains would run on time. The tourists coming to the 'Vaishno Devi' would be the most benefited lot. We want that trains coming from other states should also reach Jammu," said Vikas Sambyal, a resident.

The Permanent Way (PW) officials of the railways said the double tracks would also improve the punctual running of the trains.

"The tracks would soon be double line and on the doubled tracks many trains can run. The trains, which earlier waited for other trains to pass by, would end. The speed of train would also increase. This double track would be introduced on other station as well," said Dharam Singh, Chief Administrative Officer, Pathankot Division, Northern Railway.

He also mentioned that the subsequent plans are the electrification of this route for which work would commence soon. By Tahir Nadeem Khan (ANI)

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