Kashmir to be connected to rest of country through rail network by next year’
SRINAGAR: In a major announcement, the Government of India on Monday said that elevated light metro rail in Jammu & Srinagar cities is expected to be rolled out in 2022-23.
In her budget speech, Finance Minister Nirmala Sithararaman said that Kashmir will be connected to the rest of the country through a rail network by next year.
“Elevated light metro rail in Jammu & Srinagar cities is expected to be rolled out in 2022-23. The project is likely to be completed by 2026. This will reduce the traffic congestion in Srinagar & Jammu cities,” she said.
She said international flights have been started between Srinagar and Sharjah. “Besides, two new Airport Terminals are coming up at Jammu and Srinagar. Cargo facility has been provided at Jammu and Srinagar Airports for the convenience of farmers and businessmen,” she said—(KNO)