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UDHAMPUR SRINAGAR BARAMULLA RAIL LINK PROJECT to be completed on mission mode : USBRL project full details !
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UDHAMPUR SRINAGAR BARAMULLA RAIL LINK PROJECT is declared as national project in 2002.
Completion date of the project is April 2023.
The budget of USBRL project for the year 2021- 22 is Rs 4200 crore.
The USBRL has 272 km length from Udhampur to Baramulla, joining the valley of Kashmir with the rest of India.
Out of 272 km of USBRL project, work has been completed on 161 km and also commissioned.
The project has been divided in to 3 sub – sections :
- Udhampur Katra section
- Katra Quazigund section
- Quazigund Srinagar Baramulla section
The project is perhaps, the most difficult new railway line project undertaken on Indian subcontinent.
The terrain passes through young Himalayas, which are full of geological surprises and numerous problems.
- The 25 km long Udhampur katra section was commissioned in July 2014.
- The 118 km long Quazigund – Baramulla section was commissioned in October 2009.
- The 18 km long Banihal – Quazigund section was commissioned in June 2013.
- While 111 km long Katra to Banihal section is still in progress, expected to be completed by 2022 – 2023.
Quazigund leg is the most difficult stretch of this project, full of tunnels and bridges.
Udhampur katra section involves :
- 11 km of tunneling
- 9 major bridges
- 10 ROB/ RUBS
- 38.86 lac cum of earth work
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