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|Locale||Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir|
|Stations||Srinagar (Start) to Leh(End)|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6.0 in)|
Strategic importance[edit | edit source]
Once this railway line is completed, Leh will be directly connected to Jammu and Kashmir and the rest of India by railway. The distance between Srinagar and Leh by road is about 422 km (262 mi). When the railway lines to Leh is completed, the time taken to reach Leh from Delhi will be reduced. It will provide safe and quick mode of public transport. Personnel and equipment will be transported more easily to Leh, a strategic military base.
Challenges[edit | edit source]
After the Jammu–Baramulla line, the Srinagar–Kargil–Leh line will be the most challenging railway project in Indian Railways due to high mountains, a large number of tunnels and high bridges and severe cold weather.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Jalandhar–Jammu line
- Jammu–Baramulla line
- Jammu–Poonch line
- Bilaspur–Manali–Leh line
- Northern Railway zone
References[edit | edit source]
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