Banihal

  • J&K: Pir Panjal tunnel, the longest in India, inaugurated by PM June 26, 2013

    Banihal: After a long wait, the Pir Panjal tunnel, the country's most difficult and strategically important tunnel in Banihal near Jammu is ready and was inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday. It is 11 km long and is already being described as an engineering marvel. It is being...
  • J&K: PM Manmohan Singh inaugurates Pir Panjal rail tunnel June 26, 2013

    Srinagar: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday inaugurated the 11-km Pir Panjal rail tunnel in Banihal. The tunnel will connect the Kashmir valley to rest of the county. It is believed to be India's longest and Asia's second longest tunnel. The tunnel has been constructed at an estimated cost of Rs...
  • J&K: PM Manmohan Singh to inaugurate Pir Panjal rail tunnel June 26, 2013

    Srinagar: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday will inaugurate the 11-km Pir Panjal rail tunnel in Banihal. The tunnel has been constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 1,300 crore and taken almost seven years to complete. It will reduce the distance between the Banihal-Qazigund section from 35 km (by...
  • PM, Sonia to launch rail link to Kashmir on June 25 June 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The much-awaited railway section linking Kashmir valley with rest of the country will be launched on June 25 when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi jointly flag off the first train. The 18-km-long section between Banihal in Jammu and Qazigund in Kashmir will provide an...
  • Kashmir Valley gets connected by rail December 28, 2012

    Banihal (J&K): Northern Railways on December 28 made history as the first train chugged through India's longest railway tunnel through the Pir Panjal mountain range, connecting Kashmir Valley to Banihal town on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway. The train on a trial run, arrived at Banihal station from Qazigund in Anantnag district...
  • 36 injured in grenade explosion in Banihal July 18, 2008

    Jammu: At least 36 people, mostly women and children, were injured in a grenade explosion in a crowded market in Banihal town in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir Friday, police said. Suspected militants hurled a grenade at a patrol party of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) around 1 p.m....