Udhampur- Srinagar- Baramulla Rail Link To Be Open By Feb 20th

Over 90% of this segment comprises 11 tunnels spanning 43.37 kilometres, featuring the nation's longest transportation tunnel, T-50, extending 12.77 kilometres within the Khari-Sumber section.

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Udhampur- Srinagar- Baramulla Rail Link
Udhampur- Srinagar- Baramulla Rail Link
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SRINAGAR (Metro Rail News): Train services on the Banihal-Khari-Sumber-Sangaldan section, a pivotal 48.1-kilometre stretch of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link project, is set to commence on February 20 by the Indian Railways.

The Inauguration 

The Prime Minister will likely inaugurate the project virtually by flagging off the train from Sangaldan. 

The USBRL Project 

The USBRL project aims to connect the Kashmir Valley with the Jammu region and the national rail network, covering 272 kilometres, with 161 kilometres already operational.

Bridges on the route 

It includes 16 bridges: 11 major bridges, four minor bridges, and one road overbridge.

Tunnels

Over 90% of this segment comprises 11 tunnels spanning 43.37 kilometres. Among these is the nation’s lengthiest transportation tunnel, T-50, extending 12.77 kilometres within the Khari-Sumber section.

Three escape tunnels measure 30.1 kilometres in length for safety and rescue purposes. Furthermore, within this section, 30 curves extend over 23.72 kilometres.

Other Safety Measures 

Numerous advanced features have been integrated to elevate passenger safety and comfort to new heights, including ballastless tracks and canted turnouts—marking a pioneering move for the Indian Railways.


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