Qazigund Railway test tun successful, Banihal to be ready by 2017

Kashmir Valley Chillai Kallan

The valley was covered in snow last year. The Jawahar-Banihal tunnel entry/exit portals were covered with snow, vialis 40mg as much as 5 feet. The CRPF personnel guarding the tunnel were removing snow from the road. And they were hopeful that the train services will be started soon in the valley.

The day has finally arrived, ailment the trial run of a train through the 11.2 km-long tunnel  in the Kashmir Valley was successfully completed Friday, officials said. This tunnel is the longest railway tunnel of the country across the Pir Panjal Mountain ranges. The trial run started from the Qazigund Railway Station, some 20 kilometers from the Jawahar-Banihal Tunnel. This railway station belongs to the Anantnag District in the Southern Kashmir.

Kashmir Valley Chillai Kallan
The Banihal Town, Winters 2011

Now the Indian Railways is gearing up to resume services from the Banihal Railway Station, which will connect the Kashmir Valley to the Jammu region via railways. Banihal station is under construction and it could help a great deal to boost dying tourism industry in the Kashmir Valley.

The entire railway project connecting the Valley with the rest of the country is expected to be completed by 2017. Once this tunnel is completed, the distance between the Kashmir Valley and Jammu would be reduced by nearly 35 kilometers. Currently, only privately owned cabs, buses and few state transport buses run between Jammu and Kashmir. With railway coming in the scene, it will help the natives of the valley as well as the tourists a great deal.

And on top of that, add the charm and thrill of traveling in the snow covered valley without worrying about long traffic jams of the Jammu-Kashmir National Highway 1A. This tunnel is 8.40 metres wide and 7.39 metre high will ensure an all-weather passage between the Valley and the Jammu region.


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