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Government of India
Ministry of Defence
11-March-2013 14:59 IST
Strategic Rail Projects

Comprehensive Capability Development Plan pertaining to strategic railway lines in the country, including those in the Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and North-East states has been drawn up by the Services based on the inputs from the operational commands and validated from an operational and logistics perspective. The following 14 strategic railway lines have been identified for development on priority:-

(i)

Murkongselek-Pasighat-Tezu-Parasuramkund-Rupai

(ii)

Missamari-Tawang

(iii)

North Lakhimpur-Along-Silapathar

(iv)

Patti-Ferozpur

(v)

Jodhpur-Jaisalmer (Doubling)

(vi)

Pathankot-Leh

(vii)

Tanakpur-Bageshwar

(viii)

Jammu-Akhnoor-Poonch

(ix)

Dehradun-Uttarkashi

(x)

Rishikesh-Karanprayag-Chamoli

(xi)

Anupgarh-Chattargarh-Motigarh-Bikaner

(xii)

Tanakpur-Jauljibi

(xiii)

Jodhpur-Agolai-Shergarh-Phalsund

(xiv)

Srinagar-Kargil-Leh.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Double-lining of Jodhpur-Jaisalmer line has been proposed as one of the 14 strategic railway lines. Survey for the said line has been completed.

                This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri Harish Chaudharyin Lok Sabha today.

 

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