SRINAGAR: In a significant milestone for railway connectivity, the newly constructed line spanning 14.869 kilometers in the Banihal-Khari section of Firozpur Division is set to be inaugurated. The electrified train operation will commence shortly, marking a crucial step in enhancing the region’s transportation infrastructure.
As part of the Amrit Mahotsav celebrations, a high-speed trial of the Banihal-Khari section will be conducted on January 3, 2024. The Commissioner of Railway Safety will oversee the inspection, ensuring adherence to safety standards and operational efficiency. The trial will be conducted by a special train after a thorough trolley inspection.
Following the successful trial, regular train services will commence between Banihal and Khari Stations as part of the ambitious USBRL Project. This new line is expected to improve connectivity and facilitate smoother transportation in the region.
The opening of the Banihal-Khari section marks a significant stride towards modernizing railway infrastructure, aligning with India’s vision for robust and efficient transportation networks. The Firozpur Division looks forward to the commencement of regular train services, providing improved connectivity for the benefit of the local community and beyond.
Commissioner of Railway Safety, Northern Circle, New Delhi will be conducting statutory inspection and speed trail of train on Banihal-Khari block section of USBRL project in Ramban district of J&K on 03-01-2023.
After the inspection of CRS the track will be opened for passenger Rail traffic. (KNS)