Finally in the year 2010, 63 years after independence, the railway minister announces the extension of the railway line to Leh. However, it would be interesting to see that how much it will take before the railway line is completed. The proposal of Bilaspur railway line has been hanging for last 50 years and it is still incomplete.
“– Railway line to be extended from Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh to Leh in Jammu and Kashmir
— Andaman and Nicobar Islands to get railway line from Port Blair to Diglipur
— Sikkim capital Gangtok to be connected by rail from Rangpo
— 2011 being 150th anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, special train to be run from West Bengal to Bangladesh ”
Announcement details from TOI.
Born in Bilaspur, Dr. Vatsayayan is Professor and Head of the Aerospace Engineering Department at IIT, Mumbai, India.