JAMMU (Metro Rail News): Although a lot of things are being proposed, it’s going to be a long route for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to get a light rail system. According to sources, the Light Rail System for the capital cities has yet not been sanctioned by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs even after the Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES) submitted Detailed Project Reports earlier this year.
“Presently, the DPRs are lying with the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and the same are yet to be approved. The Mass Rapid Transit System Projects including metro rail/monorail are cost-intensive which require extensive Inter-Ministerial consultations and their approval depends on the feasibility of projects and availability of resources as such no time limit can be specified for sanction of the projects for Jammu and Srinagar”, an official was quoted saying by a media agency.
As proposed, in Phase-I of the elevated Light Rail Transit System in Srinagar, two corridors will be laid from HMT junction to Indra Nagar and Osmanabad. In Phase-II, two corridors will be laid from Indra Nagar to Pampore Bus Stand and Hazuribagh to Airport. In Jammu, in Phase-I, two corridors from Bantalab to Greater Kailash and Udheywala to Exhibition Ground will be developed while as in Phase-II, corridors will be built from Greater Kailash to Bari Brahamana Railway Station and Exhibition Ground to Satwari Chowk to Airport.