The Northern Railway will be completing the most difficult 111 km long section of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail link by December 2022 that will connect Kashmir to the rest of India through the railway network.
The work is going on in full swing. The project will be completed by the end of 2022. The 272 km railway line is being undertaken at an estimated cost of Rs. 28,000 crore by the Northern Railway.
The first section connecting Udhampur to Katra and the third section between Banihal and Baramulla have been completed with both sections operational.
The Udhampur-Katra (25 km) section, Banihal-Qazigund (18 km) section and Qazigund-Baramulla (118 km) section have already been commissioned.
The last remaining section, the 111 km Katra-Banihal section is currently under execution, and 126 km out of 174 km of tunnels on this section have already been completed.