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Katra-Banihal railway link to be ready by 2020: Minister

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Chenab Bridge on Katra-Banihal section in Jammu and Kashmir.

Chenab bridge on Katra-Banihal railway section in the northern most state of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Katra-Banihal link in Jammu and Kashmir, which will have the world’s highest rail bridge at 359 metres, will be ready by 2020, Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said on Wednesday.

Speaking to the media in Jammu after reviewing the progress on the rail link that will connect the Kashmir Valley with the rest of India, Sinha said. “It would be completed by 2020.”

“This section of the rail link will have the world’s highest bridge at 359 metres, he added.

“With its completion, the valley will finally be connected with the rest of the country through railways.”

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the progress on the Katra-Baramulla rail link with senior officials of the railways and Jammu and Kashmir government officials through video conference.

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