Jammu–Poonch line

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Jammu–Poonch line
Overview
StatusProposed
LocaleJammu and Kashmir, India
TerminiJammu Tawi
Poonch
ServicesJammu TawiAkhnoorKaleethDori DagerChowki ChouraBhamblaRajouriPoonch
Technical
Line length234 km (145 mi)
Track length234 km (145 mi)
Number of tracks1
Track gauge5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm)
Electrificationproposed

The Jammu–Poonch line is a proposed railway line from Jammu Tawi station via the Historic City of Akhnoor to Poonch via Kaleeth-Dori Dager-Chowki Choura-Bhambla-Nowshera-Rajouri. The line was designated a national project on 22 March 2012.[1]

The ex-railway minister of India, Mukul Roy announced that he is pursuing the inclusion of four critical projects as national projects, which include Bilaspur–Leh line, Jammu–Poonch line, Tanakpur–Bageshwar line and Rupai Siding–Parshuram Kund line.[2]

The new railway line between Jammu and Poonch with 234.12 km length will cost Rs. 7227.85 Crore.[3]

Its also a strategic railway line which helps Army for transporting troops & equipments and other military logistics

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 July 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ https://deepweb.to/?/web/20120504054546/http://164.100.47.5/newdebate/225/22032012/18.00pmTo19.00pm.pdf
  3. ^ http://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/jammu/story/221859.html