Kangra Railway Line may get Heritage tag

The 160-km Pathankot-Jogindernagar narrow gauge rail corridor is on the tentative list of UNESCO world heritage site.

PALAMPURThe 160-km  Pathankot-Jogindernagar narrow gauge rail corridor is on the tentative list of UNESCO world heritage site.

At present, three narrow gauge corridors of India  — Kalka-Shimla, Siliguri-Darjeeling and Nilgiri Mountain Railway line — have been accorded the world heritage status by UNESCO.

The  final  decision will  be taken after the  inspection of the corridor. The Railways was hopeful of getting the world heritage status for Kangra. A team of UNESCO will soon inspect the corridor and necessary amendments will be made.

Recently, Kalka-Shimla Railway was included in the list. The Kangra valley lies in the sub-Himalayan region and covers a distance of 160 km from Pathankot  to Jogindernagar. The railway line was planned in May 1926 and commissioned in 1929.

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