Train between Baramulla, Anantnag to be flagged off today
Srinagar (PTI): People in Kashmir will have a reason to smile on Saturday, as a train connecting Baramulla with South Kashmir will be flagged off by the UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi.
Gandhi will flag off the specially designed 1,400 HP engine train from Mazhom railway station in Budgam district on Saturday, an official spokesman said here on Friday. The train will run on Saturday between Baramulla and Mazhom from 12.30 p.m and 1.40 p.m, he said, adding its regular service will commence from February 15.
With the completion of the rail link up to Baramulla, people can now travel from Baramulla to Anantnag, a distance of 101 kms, he said. The stoppages will be Sopore, Hamre, Pattan, Mazhom, Budgam, Srinagar, Pampore, Kakapora, Awantipora, Panjgam, Bijbehara and Anantnag stations, he added.
According to railway officials, remaining part of the rail link from Anantnag to Qazigund will be commissioned within four months.