JAMMU, July 3: Jugal Kishore Sharma, BJP Member Parliament (MP) from Jammu-Poonch, Lok Sabha Constituency today demanded starting of work for laying railway line from Jammu to Poonch via Akhnoor, Sunderbani, Nowshera and Rajouri.
The MP while raising the issue in the Lok Sabha today also complimented Prime Minister, Narendra Modi & Minister of Railways for completing the survey for laying of Jammu -Poonch Rail Line and for sanctioning the Project. He said that large number of area is connected with the proposed railway line and large number of population will get benefited through this project. By laying Jammu -Poonch Railway Line large number of people get connected and it would make easier to travel long distances through this train. Member of Parliament said that survey for laying of Railway Line from Jammu to Poonch via Akhnoor, Sunderbani Nowshera and Rajouri is complete and needs Railway Minister’s approval to start the work at the earnest. He said that during his frequent tour in Jammu, Akhnoor, Sunderbani, Nowshera, Rajouri and Poonch belt people demand starting of work on Railway Line from Jammu to Poonch which is also a very genuine demand. Jugal said that the demand is pending since 70 years and the migration of people from rural to the urban areas will stop after arrival of train in Rajouri and Poonch. He added that Jammu to Poonch Railway Line will also provide great benefit to the people and the army in twin border districts of Rajouri and Poonch.
Suresh Chanabasapa Angadi Minister of State for Railways assured Member of Parliament that soon this project would be considered and best efforts would be made for starting of work and laying of railway line from Jammu to Poonch via Akhnoor, Sunderbani, Nowshera and Rajouri.