Sources from Jammu stated that an official spokesman said prime minister narendra modi on wednesday took stock of the progress of ambitious Udhampur-Baramulla rail link project and gave explicit instructions to expedite the work and complete it by next year. Meanwhile PM modi fixed the 2020 deadline for the ambitious project connecting srinagar to Indian Railways network while chairing his 31st interaction meet through PRAGATI with secretaries of various Union ministries and chief secretaries of various states and Union territories.
Furthermore he said kashmir - SRINAGAR/JAMMU' target='_blank' title='jammu and kashmir-Latest Updates, Photos, Videos are a click away, CLICK NOW'>jammu and kashmir Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam also participated in the video conference as the prime minister reviewed nine projects related to 16 states and the Union Territory of J&K. prime minister reviewed the progress of infrastructure connectivity projects, including that of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL), and gave explicit instructions on speedy completion of the project by next year.
Moreover reviewing the progress of Aspirational district Programme, the prime minister was apprised of 49 performance indicators including the best practices in grafted Walnut and High Density apple and plantation in Kupwara district of north Kashmir. When calling it an act of "national service", modi emphasized on the need to decide on timelines to bring the backward districts up to the national average.