Rail Link

  • Chhattisgarh rail link on track, 2 more to be expedited: Piyush Goyal July 5, 2014

    With lack of transport infrastructure hampering coal production, the new government says it has brought on track one of the three critical rail links in Chhattisgarh and efforts are on to fast-track other two in Jharkhand and Odisha. "There is potential to add another 200 or 300 million tonnes if three...
  • Development of J&K depends on railways, says CM Omar Abdullah July 4, 2014

    Katra: Underlining that economic development of Jammu and Kashmir is largely dependent on railways; Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday stressed the need for early completion of unconnected stretches of Jammu-Baramulla Railway track. Omar said that economic linkage of Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of the country is dependent on...
  • PM Modi flags off Vaishno Devi Express, links Katra to rest of India July 4, 2014

    Katra: After a prolonged wait, Katra has got its first rail link. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the Udhampur-Katra rail link by flagging of a train which he suggested be named as Shree Shakti Express. The train to Katra near the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, is part of the...
  • PM to inaugurate Udhampur- Katra rail link in Jammu today February 3, 2014

    Srinagar: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday will inaugurate the 25-km long Udhampur-Katra rail link in Jammu. Railways will open the 25-km-long link after the Prime Minister flags off the first train from the Katra station. The train service to Katra, is the base camp for pilgrims going to Vaishnodevi...
  • Killing of two youths gruesome, avoidable, says Omar Abdullah July 1, 2013

    Srinagar: Describing as tragic the death of two youths allegedly in Army firing, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said such "avoidable" incidents negate attempts being made by the Centre to bridge the emotional distance between the state and rest of the country. "I do not have the...
  • New railway project to link India and Bangladesh November 23, 2012

    Agartala: India and Bangladesh would soon sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to set up a railway link between Tripura capital Agartala and Bangladesh's southeastern city of Akhaurah, officials here said on Friday. At a cost of Rs 271 crore, India will build a 15-km railway track linking Agartala with...
  • Kashmir rail project: railways admits lapses February 10, 2011

    A day after CNN-IBN exposed the failures in the crucial Kashmir Rail Link Project, the Railways has accepted there are problems on ground. The govt could lose a few hundred crores in the much delayed Kashmir rail link project. Local geologists in Jammu say the railways could have saved themselves the...
  • Kashmir rail link project in a mess? February 9, 2011

    New Delhi: Is the prestigious Kashmir Rail Link project doomed to fail? CNN-IBN has accessed official audio-recordings of a key meeting between senior railway officials, which reveal critical construction failures, and a possible cover up, as India's and the Railway's prestige was at stake. During the meeting, former member of...
  • Bridge on Chenab river to be world's highest June 14, 2010

    Two years after work was stopped at the Chenab bridge on the Kashmir rail link, the design has finally got a safety clearance. ...
  • China-Pak railway station makes India see red June 2, 2009

    Jaipur: In what could be a latest and one of the biggest threat to India, Pakistan has hired a Chinese company to build an illegal railway station on no man's land near the Indian border at Barmer. The railway station being built by a Chinese company is not only illegal but...
  • Kashmir's rail dream over? Railways suspend work February 13, 2009

    Resai (Jammu and Kashmir: The 125-km long Katra-Qazigund rail link, which will finally bring the Kashmir Valley on the railway map, has been suspended. The prestigious mountain rail project is now turning out to be an embarrassment for the railways following apprehensions that the track alignment is unsafe. So the Railway Ministry's...
  • Wheels of change may bring diplomacy on track June 21, 2008

    Budgam: More than 70,000 kms of a rail track which links the entire country could somehow never make its way to Kashmir. Now when it has, we take a look at what it means to the people of the Valley. Another interesting aspect to look into is track diplomacy. Read...
  • Rail link construction best solution to militancy June 21, 2008

    A fragile rock structure on one hand and an equally delicate security situation on the other - This rail link passes through many militancy-hit villages, villages which were an ideal combination of unemployment and inaccessibility. Here is the story on the track is the alternate road to peace. Read on... Ramban:...
  • 30 Minutes: Train to Kashmir, a century in the making June 23, 2008

    It's a project that's been a century in the making - a train from Udhampur in Jammu to Baramulla in Kashmir, through mountains and across valleys, for close to 300 kilometres. It is a train whose makers hope it will reduce conflict, create jobs, and finally connect Kashmir to the...
  • Militant's diary reveals plot to blow J&K rail link October 6, 2007

    New Delhi: A diary recovered from militants killed in the Kashmir valley earlier this week has revealed that they were plotting to blow up the rail link being constructed from Jammu to Baramulla. The diary had detailed diagrams of how to use explosives, where to place on tracks and bridges...