Rlys to complete long-pending projects of national importance by 2023: Railway Board chairman

NEW DELHI: Railway projects of “national importance” in Jammu and Kashmir and the Northeast that have been pending for over a decade will be completed by 2023, Railway Board chairman V K Yadav said on Friday.

At a press briefing, Yadav said the priority of the railways in the next five years is to complete its 50 remaining super critical projects, augmenting capacity in order to introduce 1,500 new trains and wrap up its projects of national importance.

Top on the list is the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) which was declared a “national project” in 2002 by the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA Government. (AGENCIES)