Credit War in Kashmir after Centre approves extension of Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail link upto Kupwara

Mehbooba Mufti’s Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Sajad Gani Lone’s Peoples Conference and governor Satya Pal Malik’s administration on Thursday claimed credit after the Centre approved the extension of Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail link up-to Kupwara.

NEW DELHI/JAMMU:  According to the communication, the Baramulla-Kupwara rail link project would be taken up under umbrella work by the railways.

The demand for extension of rail link from Baramulla to Kupwara was forcefully projected by the governor’s administration before NITI Aayog CEO, Amitabh Kant during his visit to Baramulla and Kupwara districts last month.

Mehbooba Mufti’s Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Sajad Gani Lone’s Peoples Conference and governor Satya Pal Malik’s administration on Thursday claimed credit after the Centre approved the extension of Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail link up to Kupwara.

PDP tweeted “Railway connectivity to Kupwara will soon be a reality. Thank you for your efforts @MehboobaMufti @MirMohdFayaz”. Soon, Lone tweeted obliquely targeting the PDP for taking credit. “Railway line a reality and now parties who call us agents of Delhi want to take credit for it. Hilarious,” wrote Sajad.

Omar Abdullah also took to Twitter , saying, “Grateful to the Government of India for the decision to extend the railway line in the valley to Kupwara in North Kashmir. Unlike others falling over themselves to claim credit for something they didn’t do, this credit goes to @PiyushGoyal & we are thankful to him.”

Earlier, J&K government issued a statement saying the Centre approved a railway line upto the frontier district of Kupwara.

“I am glad to inform you that the Railways has prioritised the extension of rail link from Baramulla to Kupwara and has sanctioned an updated survey for the new link,” Anil Srivastava, advisor (transport) NITI Aayog said in his communication to J&K chief secretary BVR Subrahmanyam.

Subrahmanyam further said the governor’s administration has also made a strong case for the Jammu-Rajouri-Poonch rail link and is expecting significant forward movement on this important connectivity project soon.

The official statement stated that the demand for the rail link was projected by the governor’s administration before NITI Aayog CEO, Amitabh Kant during his visit to Baramulla and Kupwara last month.

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