Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal reviewed the progress of the continued Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) National Project in Jammu & Kashmir. VK Yadav, CEO & Chairman Railway Board and Ashutosh Gangal, General Manager Northern Railway have been additionally current within the assembly held through video conferencing. Vijay Sharma, Chief Administrative Officer/ Construction USBRL Project apprised the minister in regards to the newest standing of labor on the final leg of the mission between Katra-Banihal.
Expressing satisfaction on the progress of the mission, Minister of Railways stated that, the aspirations of the folks of Jammu & Kashmir need to be fulfilled by finishing the mission in order that the area will get transportation system to stay related to the remainder of the nation all of the year-round.
He known as upon the engineers engaged on the mission to expedite the remaining portion on mission mode. He additionally instructed them to finish the procurement of supplies and permission procedures on time in order that there isn’t a delay within the development of the road.
Ashutosh Gangal, GM, Northern Railway shared with the Minister that regardless of Ramban and Reasi districts the place the mission is under-construction being declared as Covid Red and Orange zones the work on the tasks continued following the Covid-19 SOPs. Artisans camps and isolation facilities have been supplied on websites. 366 folks engaged on the varied factors had been detected with the virus, however all have recovered nicely.
Udhampur Srinagar Baramulla Rail Link
The USBRL (Udhampur Srinagar Baramulla Rail Link) is a National mission undertaken by the Indian Railways for development of broad-gauge railway line by way of the Himalayas with the goal of connecting the Kashmir area with the remainder of the nation. The all-weather, snug, handy and value efficient mass transportation system would be the catalyst for the general improvement of the northern-most alpine area of the nation.
First 3 phases of mission operational
Construction of the primary three phases of the mission has been accomplished and the road is in operational use for working of trains between Baramulla-Banihal in Kashmir valley and Jammu-Udhampur-Katra in Jammu area.
Work underway for Katra-Banihal — most arduous, treacherous portion — underway
Work on the intervening 111 Km part Katra-Banihal, probably the most arduous and treacherous portion because of its geology and in depth riverine system replete with deep gorges is ongoing. There are a number of iconic bridges and tunnels developing on this part. Most of the rail monitor is slated to be in tunnels or bridges on this part. In the absence of an efficient floor transport system on this in-hospitable area, Railways needed to first lay entry roads to the tune of 205 Km to achieve the development websites.
Three businesses; IRCON, KRCL and Northern Railway with in depth expertise in development of rail strains are concerned on this mission. Many worldwide businesses and premier Indian institutes like IIT Roorkee, IIT Delhi, DRDO and Geological Survey of India are offering experience in planning and implementation. Several units of tunnelling, machineries and cranes have additionally been imported.
What’s carried out and what’s left
Presently 95 per cent of the Arch work of the Chenab Bridge, world’s tallest railway bridge is full, whereas the work on the Anji bridge an uneven cable-stayed bridge is on in full swing. 81.21Km of the overall 97.64 Km principal tunnelling and 53.50 Km out of 60.5 Km escape tunnel works have been accomplished. 12 mega and 10 minor bridges have been accomplished. Laying of the remaining 12 mega bridges and yet one more minor bridge is to be accomplished by 2021-22.