Tag Archives: Reasi

Katra solar project to save ₹ 1 crore energy bill for railways

Udhampur-Katra train

Pitching for green power, the Railways have set up 1 megawatt solar power plant at Katra station, a move that can save up to ₹ 1 crore annually on energy bills and also significant reduction of carbon dioxide at rail premises. In keeping with the motto of ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ for sustainable development and as a significant way to thwart climate change impact, we have been undertaking several green initiatives including the installation of the 1 megawatt solar power plant at Katra station, said a senior Northern Railway official. The solar project was commissioned in March this year and presently, out of 5,000 units produced daily by the plant, only 1,700 to 1,800 units are utilized by Shri Mata …

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CM approves Rs 193 cr outlay for Jammu, Rs 141 cr for Reasi


Mufti says District Development Boards are mini-legislatures; Vows to strengthen them Describing District Development Boards (DDBs) as mini-legislatures and institutions of inclusivity, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said the decisions taken in the District Development Board meetings shall have to be implemented in letter and spirit. “District Development Boards are the institutions of empowerment for the legislators. This well-established institutional mechanism makes them part of the implementation process at the ground level. I will leave no stone unturned to ensure that the credibility and authority of the institution DDB is restored fully,” Sayeed said while chairing the District Development Board meetings of Jammu and Reasi districts here today. The Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Kumar Singh, who is also …

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Five hurt in clashes at Army recruitment rally in Reasi

Five people including a policeman and a woman were injured in clashes during an Army recruitment rally in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district on Monday. The chaos broke out during the Territorial Army recruitment rally at Subsidiary Training Centre (STC) in Talwara belt of Reasi district as aspirants rushed towards the entrance in large numbers while those rejected started pushing each other on the way out, police said. Police resorted to mild cane charge as the crowd clashed with them in which five persons including a cop and a woman suffered minor injuries, they said, adding that the situation was brought under control and the screening of aspirants is underway. The rally organised for recruitment to the posts of Soldier …

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Separatists running J&K govt?


Bending its knees before the hate mongers the Jammu and Kashmir govt on Thursday  decided against allowing a Kashmiri Pandits’ group to take a yatra to glacial spring of Kaunsar Nag in south Kashmir. A handful of separatist leaders, who are fast losing their popular base and some local residents in Kulgam area had objected to the start of yatra via its traditional route. Meanwhile, the pilgrims desirous of taking the yatra have been permitted to trek the hilly route via Reasi.  “The yatra will operate only through its traditional route in Reasi district (from Jammu side),” said Kulgam deputy commissioner Nisar Ahmed Wani, while revoking his previous order.   On July 21, the authorities had issued permission to a …

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Train to Katra: Railways start losing revenue from Day one

Katra Vaishno Devi Train

The train services to Katra were launched with much fanfare on Friday but in the last three days not even once the ticket collectors have bothered to check the railway tickets of passengers traveling in large numbers from Jammu. Unlike all other trains the DMU coaches traveling on the route have not been provided with adequate staff to listen to the grievances of the passengers and even to check their tickets. Interestingly, no Ticket checker has been seen spotted standing at the exit gates of the Katra railway station or at Jammu railway station  who can check the valid tickets. If this kind of laxity is allowed to continue for some more time soon the railway authorities would come out …

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PM Modi dedicated the Udhampur-Katra Railway Line to the Nation

PM dedicating the Udhampur-Katra Railway Line to the Nation. He unveiled the plaque at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the Udhampur-Katra rail link by flagging of the Vaishno Devi Express. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today flagged  off Katra-Udhampur train, the first train from Katra railway  station, facilitating pilgrims to visit Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, located in the Trikuta hills in Reasi  district.The Prime Minister was accompanied by state Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Railways Minister D V Sadananda Gowda.  

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Some Amazing photos of Udhampur-Katra rail link

Katra Railway Station

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the Udhampur-Katra rail link by flagging of the Vaishno Devi Express. The 25 km stretch from Udhapmur to Katra has cost Rs 1100 crore and has taken nearly 12 years to be made. The train will pass through 10 tunnels covering a distance of 10.9 km. All tunnels are illuminated and the longer tunnels have been provided state of art ventilation and systems for safety and rescue. The tunnel number 23 is the longest on the section having a length of 3.120 km.

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Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board authorities readying new helipad for pilgrims

Vaishno Devi Helipad

  Mata Vaishno Devi bound pilgrims would soon get the option of choosing their aerial route to reach Mata Vaishno Devi bhawan. On Friday the shrine board authorities conducted a trial run by landing helicopters at the newly constructed  helipad near Panchhi view point enroute new yatra track. The shrine board authorities have not announced any formal date of launch of services on the new route pending formal clearance from the DGCA for starting the heli services on the new route. The new helipad at Panchi Point near Bhawan shrine is expected to increase the number of people buying tickets to travel from Katra to the temple and back Presently, there are two private companies operating from Katra to Sanjichat, …

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Udhampur-Katra line complete, 15 wagon train reaches Katra

Udhampur-Katra train

PM is likely to inaugurate the railway line later this month Ahead of the inauguration of Udhampur -Katra rail section in Jammu and Kashmir, a train on a trial run reached Katra, the base camp of Mata Vaishnodevi shrine. The train from New Delhi on Wednesday reached holy town of Katra ahead of the inauguration of the Udhampur -Katra rail section in the state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate the railway line later this month. Led by General Manager of Northern Railways, Pardeep Kumar Aggarwal and over 300 officials including engineers, train travelled 25 kms from Udhampur Railway Station to Katra town. Photos by Neha

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Meerut based devotee delivers boy in the holy cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi

Meerut based devotee delivers boy-Mata Vaishno Devi

Raised question marks on the working of the numerous check points set up by the shrine board. A devotee of Mata Vaishno Devi, 35 year old Raj Bala  hailing from Meerut sunday afternoon climbed the 13 km trek with great difficulty. While she was standing in the queue to perform darshan she experienced labour pain and before doctors from the nearby dispensary were rushed to the spot women standing in the queue helped her deliver a healthy boy near gate no 3 in the bhawan shrine. Raj Bala who was keen on offering prayers inside the cave shrine could not pay a visit as she was shifted to a near by health centre. The presence of pregnant woman among the …

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