Indian Army To Lay Pathankot – Leh Rail Track – Shanta Kumar 

Dharamshala: Former cabinet minister and BJP MP from Kangra Shanta Kumar stated here today that the Central Government had given the green signal for laying of a broad-gauge rail line from Pathankot to Leh as a strategic defence link.

Speaking to the media here the senior  leader said, “this new rail link would touch Dharamshala and  the adjoining army areas, the survey for  which has already begun.”

“The century old Pathankot – JoginderNagar narrow-gauge rail shall not be done away with or damaged,” he added.

Shanta Kumar talking to media persons
Shanta Kumar talking to
media persons

Shanta Kumar said, “This new rail link would be constructed by the Indian Army in accordance to their requirements, which will also be used for civilian purposes.”

He termed it the ambitious project a necessity for India as China had already created a big rail- road network around our boarders.

“It is only the Modi government, which has shown deep concern about creating a strong defence infrastructure for the protection of the country and its borders,” said Kumar.

Arvind Sharma is an award winning bi-lingual journalist with more than 20 years of experience. He has worked with Divya Himachal, Dainik Jagran, Dainik Bhasker, Vir Partap, Ajit and PTI. In 2010, he was conferred the Himachal Kesri journalism award. He reports on the Tibetan Government in Exile, politics, sports, tourism and other topics. He lives in Dharamshala.

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