Srinagar-Kargil-Leh Line

Srinagar-Kargil-Leh Line

The Srinagar Kargil Leh line is a proposed railway line from Srinagar station via the town of Kargil to Leh by Indian Railways. The line was designated a national project on 26 February 2013

The railway minister of India, Pawan Kumar Bansal announced that the survey of Srinagar Kargil Leh line will be undertaken during the year 2013-14.

Srinagar-Kargil-Leh line Strategic Importance

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.

Srinagar-Kargil-Leh line Challenges

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. However, it is uncertain when the construction would start, if at all.

Srinagar-Kargil-Leh line Overview
श्रीनगर-कारगिल-लेह लाइन
سری نگر - کارگل - لیہہ لکیر

Srinagar-Kargil-Leh line System:
Broad Gauge
Srinagar-Kargil-Leh line Status: Proposed
Srinagar-Kargil-Leh line Locale: Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Srinagar-Kargil-Leh line Stations: Srinagar (Start) to Leh(End)
Srinagar-Kargil-Leh line Services: Srinagar-Kargil-Leh
Srinagar-Kargil-Leh line Operator(s): Indian Railways
Srinagar-Kargil-Leh line Track Gauge: 1,676 mm (5 ft 6.0 in)

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