The electric trains would soon start running between Jammu-Pathankot section as the Commssioner Railway Safety Tuesday gave its much awaited nod to the railway engineers to start the operations.
The successful trial run of the train was first conducted on June 20 and on Tuesday Commissioner Railway Safety RK Kardam too gave its green signal to the ambitious project.
According to official sources the electric engine is expected to power the express train to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra railway station in the summers of 2015 by June end.
According to official sources, Commissioner Railway Safety RK Kardam Tuesday conducted the trial run of the electric train between 100 km long Pathankot-Jammu section and termed it successful at the culmination here at Jammu railway station.
The trail run earlier started from Pathankot station and enroute CRS inspected the Bharoli junction, Sujanpur, Kathua, Heera Nagar, Samba and Bari Brahman where electric centre have been installed.
The work for electrification on Jalandhar- Jammu Tawi-Katra 280 km long rail track was started in 2006.
The track was connected to Jalandhar to Pathankot, Pathankot to Jammu Tawi and Jammu Tawi to Katra in first, second and third phase respectively, he said.
A sum of Rs 100 crore was spent on the track to electrify it from Jalandhar to Katra, he said.
The electrified track from Jalandhar to Jammu Tawi has been completed and the remaining track from Jammu Tawi to Katra would be completed till June next year, he said.