Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said Sunday that he has asked ministry officials to explore possibilities to reduce the journey time between Joginder Nagar station in Himachal Pradesh and Pathankot station in Punjab by three hours.
After an aerial survey of the section with Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, Goyal said, “I was surprised to know that this 164-km journey takes nine hours.”
He said he has ordered the railway authorities in Dharamshala to conduct a fresh survey of the route to “reduce this nine-hour tiring journey to a moderate six-hour journey”.
The railway minister, however, rejected the demand by travellers to convert the narrow gauge on the route into broad gauge as, he said, doing so would disturb the natural beauty of the area.Read More
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