Himachal CM seeks expansion of railway network

New Delhi : Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh who called on union minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, ahead of finalizing the years railways budget at Delhi, Monday stressed for expanding the network in the state, which had virtually comet to a stand still.

He requested that Bhanupalli-Bilaspur-Beri rail line may be completed as per the decision taken in the meeting held in the Prime Minister’s office on 8th August, 2007 wherein it was decided to share the cost of executing this project in the ratio 75: 25 by the Central and the State Government respectively.

He said that the need for laying this broad gauge rail line was necessary considering its economic and strategic importance.

Chief Minister requested for conversion of Pathankot-Jogindernagar narrow gauge rail-line into broad gauge and its expansion up to Leh via Mandi. He also requested for early execution of Ghanauli-Baddi-Kalka and Chandigarh-Baddi rail-line. He urged for budgetary provisions for early completion of these projects having National importance.

The Railway Minister assured that work on Bhanupalli-Bilaspur-Beri and Amb-Talwara rail-lines would be started soon besides connecting Baddi industrial area with rail network.

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  1. says: lkkapoor

    CM Himachal is right in urging railway to expand its wing in this hilly state. After Independence, the contribution is in snail race.Himachal is being ignored although, we deserve not as tourist destination but also to encourage industrialization in periphery as well as to protect himachal from degradation due to pollution and increase in traffic transportation etc.

  2. says: Vikramjeet Singh Thakur

    Der aayat durust aayat!!!!!!
    When Pallam Raju,was Min of State,MOD,he came to Manali circuit house to announce the Rohtand Tunnel project,he said ‘Manali-Leh’ road is VERY STRATIGICALLY IMPORTANT’ road to nation..but when reminded that Mamta Banerjee(Railway Min) had just put the (Pathankot-Leh)Railway Project under SOCIALLY DESIRABLE SECTOR,he was himself embarrassed!!!!
    So,Jago Grahak Jago…
    China tumhare darwaje pe dustuk de raha hai…better late than never..
    Now,I’m sure that Raja Sahib will move this URGENT need in proper way and IF DONE,will write his name in the HISTORY of the nation:-)))))) Jai Hind!!!!!

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