Once the Katra Banihal Railway Line is complete, Kashmir Valley will be connected with the rest of the country with the railway network.
The Katra Banihal Railway Line is a crucial part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Railway Link Project (USBRL). This project is a huge engineering effort and is very important for the whole country. Its main aim is to create a strong and dependable railway connection to the beautiful Kashmir Valley, even when the weather is bad. As part of this project, they will build the first-ever cable-stayed bridge for the Indian Railways in the Katra-Banihal section on the Anji Khad river. These projects are big steps in improving the transportation and connections in the region. This shows the government’s promise to make it easier for people to reach and help the economy in Jammu and Kashmir grow.
Katra Banihal Railway Line Length
Katra Banihal Railway Line length is 111 km. The construction work on this route has been completed by around 98%. Last week, a successful trial run of the train took place between Banihal and Khari railway stations in Ramban district. The train service between Banihal and Khari Railway Stations on the Katra-Banihal section is expected to commence soon, as all the work on the track and Khari Railway Station has been completed.
Katra Banihal Railway Line Completion Date
According to sources, the Katra Banihal Railway Line will be completed in February 2024. Almost all track work has been completed and the trail run started between many stations. General Manager of Northern Railway, Shoubhan Chowdary, along with other senior officers, visited Sangaldan and Banihal to check the progress of the ongoing work on the Banihal-Katra section of the USBRL Project.