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.

Heart break

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

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…

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.

High handed occupation

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

The illusive road

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

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.

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