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Indian Railways introduce first electric train in IIOJK

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IIOJK: To safeguard the environment in the Valley, Indian Railways is introducing the first electric train for the Kashmir region. The first electric train on the Banihal-Baramulla corridor will start next month. The electric train will ply on the 137 km Banihal-Baramulla corridor in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Indian railways have carried out multiple trials on the Budgam-Baramulla rail link and Banihal-Baramulla rail link as well. The government is planning to start the first electric rail on October 2. The total project cost for the electric rail link has been 324 crores.

”This electric train has two sections, the Budgam-Baramulla rail link trials had taken place earlier this year and now we did the trials for the Budgam-Banihal section on 24,25 and 26th September. We also got the security/safety inspection done by the principal chief electrical engineer, Northern Railways. It was done for three days, and we are fit for running the first electric train in this section,” said Abid Amin Shah, additional general manager, IRCON.