Rail line connecting Jammu with Kashmir by 2017-18

New Delhi, Aug 31, 2012:  A rail line connecting Jammu with Kashmir through a 11-km tunnel under the mighty Pir Panjal mountain ranges would be completed by 2017-18, the government told the Rajya Sabha today.

The 25-km rail line connecting Udhampur and Katra and Qazigund and Banihal is expected to be complete in the current financial year, Minister of State for Railways Bharatsinh Solanki said.