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Old October 15th, 2011, 01:22 PM   #521
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Seems like double track can be accommodated in the tunnel.. Hope they will extend daily baramulla-qazigund train up to banihal soon
yes. But single track as for now and a 1.5 lane road besides it.

rather they would also put new services banihal-baramulla.

Stretch from banihal to the tunnel needs lots of work to be done. though two viaducts are ready, another some 2 km long tunnel (not sure- T78 or 79) is to be done. dec 2012 is most optimistic.
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Old October 15th, 2011, 07:01 PM   #522
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Old October 16th, 2011, 09:56 AM   #523
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its celebrations all over for ircon and finally pir panchal had to surrender...
the qazigund banihal rail line will take exactly an year or so because the winters have arrived and it slows the pace of work especially around the pir panchal mountain and first time kashmir DMU will enter jammu division if not jammu tawi for some years.
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Old October 18th, 2011, 08:18 PM   #524
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Now that the tunnel is done - any updates about that Chenab Bridge ? or anything else for that matter.
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Old October 18th, 2011, 09:43 PM   #525
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chenab bridge they are working on base, still soil stabilization is going... viaduct piers and cups are ready since a long time and beams have been put for 1-2 spans.

anjikhad bridge also pier erection is done completely.
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Old October 20th, 2011, 10:05 AM   #526
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http://www.google.co.in/url?sa=t&rct...IBPyIg&cad=rja

Check out some pics on the above link. Apologies if already posted before.
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Old October 20th, 2011, 11:02 PM   #527
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Just wondering that not a single terrorist related incident occurred in the construction of Kashmir Railway since 2009. Is this because of the good job by Indian army at the LOC ?. How safe are the tunnels and the railway line from Terrorism related activities in J&K ?.
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Old October 21st, 2011, 05:31 AM   #528
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Many of the locals villagers are employed for the construction, any terrorist activity would directly affect the life of the local people than the government, which might be a deterrent for the terrorists.

If the rail link does usher in more tourists, economic activity and more job creation in the valley, any disruption to it will be unpopular. Its pretty much impossible to secure the entire railway line from terrorists, the only hope is that they dont do it because its not a very wise target.
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Old October 21st, 2011, 10:45 AM   #529
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they aren't deterred by any suffering of the common people, that is acceptable collateral damage to terrorists.

the real reason is the border fences stop most terrorists. most gun battles occur around the LOC rather than in the heart of the valley.
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Old October 21st, 2011, 01:27 PM   #530
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Just wondering that not a single terrorist related incident occurred in the construction of Kashmir Railway since 2009. Is this because of the good job by Indian army at the LOC ?. How safe are the tunnels and the railway line from Terrorism related activities in J&K ?.
because the JUSBRL would be helpful for them, too to come to delhi easily



terrorists had once attacked it and blown the tracks. yaser sir can give more info. Ofcourse blowing at the tunnel portals would mean closure of line for 3-4 months (and hence police force is present near the tunnels.
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Old October 22nd, 2011, 06:02 PM   #531
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From Omar Abdullah's Twitter account:

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Amazing fact - on the Katra - Banihal section of about 129 KM.

Out of this 100 KM is approx tunnels, 10 KM bridges.
Only 15-19 KM regular lines including stations.
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Old October 22nd, 2011, 06:44 PM   #532
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Just in : On Times Of India: India's longest Rail Tunnel opened...


http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/i...w/10354892.cms
Thats wonderful news
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Old October 23rd, 2011, 08:38 AM   #533
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whats the gradient on the braganza ghat. Also what would be the speed the kashmir track is designed for, and the traveling time from udhampur to qazigund?
Top gradient is 1:37. The section handles heavy freight as well as passenger traffic and all trains are banked in both directions. Top speed is 35 kmph uphill and 30 kmph downhill. [Compare/contrast this with the Bhore Ghat section between Pune and Mumbai which also has a similar gradient but a max. speed of 65/55 kmph and passenger trains upto 21 coaches long are only banked uphill.]

AFAIK the entire JUSBRL section is designed for an operating speed of 100 kmph. JAT-SINA is 288 km (as per the original alignment) and should be capable of being covered (with a 1:100 ruling gradient and no banking) in 6 hours or so.
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Old October 23rd, 2011, 07:30 PM   #534
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Images of the Banihal Tunnel. It seems that Tunnel concreting will take 6 months.





Source : http://www.colorflys.com/indias-long...ned-in-kashmir





Source : wn.com

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Old October 30th, 2011, 02:18 PM   #535
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i think connecting jammu with rajouri and poonch as indicated in previous rail budget will be as hectic and as costly as katra qazigund. Railways have an option of connecting anantnag rly stn with rajouri and poonch via shopian in the south west part of valley as the ancient mughal road connected srinagar to jammu traveling via shopian rajouri and down to jammu crossing pir panchal, the route will not be more than 50 to 60 kms from anantnag station.
It would be wise to connect srinagar to rajouri as most of it travels through plain valley and not so mighty pir panchal mountain range bypassing those idiotic limestone hills, a map would help in explaining the route.
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Old October 30th, 2011, 03:42 PM   #536
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i think connecting jammu with rajouri and poonch as indicated in previous rail budget will be as hectic and as costly as katra qazigund. Railways have an option of connecting anantnag rly stn with rajouri and poonch via shopian in the south west part of valley as the ancient mughal road connected srinagar to jammu traveling via shopian rajouri and down to jammu crossing pir panchal, the route will not be more than 50 to 60 kms from anantnag station.
It would be wise to connect srinagar to rajouri as most of it travels through plain valley and not so mighty pir panchal mountain range bypassing those idiotic limestone hills, a map would help in explaining the route.
even i was thinking about the same. but linking shopian with poonch is difficult task. the mountains are troubling ones. anantnag-poonch is much easy!

plus, the alignment would run too near to LAC- some 3 km parallel to it, with sometimes its tunnels touching LAC from beneath!
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it is easier to connect shopian with anantnag or bijbehara as shopian is hardly 30kms from anantnag and also shopian and rajouri lie on either side of pir panchal but towards south western side of valley, just like qazigund and banihal towards southern side. Another way would be joining awantipura with shopian that is a 15-20km line and then to rajouri and in future to poonch via mughal road this line would be srinagar awantipura shopian rajouri line with length of 70-80 kms between SINA and rajouri.
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even i was thinking about the same. but linking shopian with poonch is difficult task. the mountains are troubling ones. anantnag-poonch is much easy!

plus, the alignment would run too near to LAC- some 3 km parallel to it, with sometimes its tunnels touching LAC from beneath!

Shopian Poonch might b difficult but manageable compared to Jammu Poonch.
Also if Poonch is connected from Anantnag,people from both Jammu n Kashmir regions can travel to Poonch.

But if we connect Jammu to Poonch people from the valley may not be able to travel directly to Poonch!
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Old October 30th, 2011, 09:47 PM   #539
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Shopian Poonch might b difficult but manageable compared to Jammu Poonch.
Also if Poonch is connected from Anantnag,people from both Jammu n Kashmir regions can travel to Poonch.

But if we connect Jammu to Poonch people from the valley may not be able to travel directly to Poonch!
That will be good, trouble makers will be confined to a place they have turned into hell.
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Old October 30th, 2011, 10:05 PM   #540
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That will be good, trouble makers will be confined to a place they have turned into hell.
Huh, totally uncalled for. The insurgency is dying there. And what about the regular people ?
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