Browsing: Infrastructure

This section profiles the infrastructure projects across various sectors and facets if life. Key to the projects is the economics and policy interventions and this section offers detailed narratives.

Business
Path to Majesty

Mughal Road has opened lanes of benefit to varied sectors of society. Javaid Naikoo reports on how this road lures…

Infrastructure
Stuck In Stone

Foundation stones have become a norm for formalizing small and big development projects in Kashmir today. Abdul Mohamin reports on…

Infrastructure
Chugging along

Kashmir train has provided a cheaper faster more reliable alternative to travel in Kashmir. Saima Riyaz takes a trip on…

Governance Transportation is the real mover and shaker of the economy. (KL file Image)
No way for roads

The number of vehicles in Srinagar has increased five times in the last twenty years while road lengths saw negligible…

Health
Heart break

After years of suspense Kashmir has lost its chance to have a super specialty cardiac centre headed by internationally renowned…

Business
Small car, big hitches

The Tata’s small car is luring people at the lowest ebb of middle class, but concerns are growing whether infrastructure…

Infrastructure
Train runs through it

The mini-train does not connect Kashmir with other parts of the world, it runs like a crawling caterpillar bisecting the valley plain. Maroosha Muzzaffar takes a ride on the train connecting south Kashmir’s Islamabad with north Kashmir’s Baramulla.

Infrastructure
High handed occupation

Legislators meant to improve public facilities in their constituencies are encroaching existing ones, so are small rung political leaders. Police…

Infrastructure
The illusive road

Deesa Kapran road can not only connect Doda with Kashmir Valley and trigger development in remote areas, it can also…

Infrastructure
A long way to go
If occupancy is a criterion, Kashmir train service can be called a success, but limited runs by one train through stations poorly connected with main towns is more of an inconvenience than a facility. Hamidullah Dar reports.

Kashmir train service has proved economic for commuters when local transport fares are surging, but lack of facilities and proper connectivity to stations makes the travel long and cumbersome.
To 1500 passengers who use this train daily from Islamabad station to Srinagar and back, the journey gets upsetting once they step out of the train.
A ten rupee ticket for 50-kilometres seems a trifle but add five rupees from Islamabad station to main town and six rupees from Nowgam to Srinagar, it equals the bus fare for the journey. The buses, at least drop commuters in the city.