New rail line connecting Poonch on anvil

Jammu: In a recent development, the Northern Railway has taken up the survey for a new railway line to connect the border district of Poonch with rest of the country in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Abdul Haq said, adding that efforts are currently on for connecting Poonch through a railway line. On this score, the Northern Railway has taken up the survey regarding construction of new BG lines from Jammu to Poonch via Akhnoor and Rajouri. The Minister said that the state government has taken up the matter with the Union Railway Minister and also pursued the case with the ministry concerned for expediting the process of survey and starting the work as early as possible, he said.