New Railway between Baramulla-Kupwara
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
QUESTION NO 759
ANSWERED ON 21.07.2017
New railway line from Baramulla to Kupwara
759 Mir Mohammad Fayaz Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to satate :-
(a) whether Government has any plan for a new railway line from Baramulla to Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir; and
(b) if so, the details thereof if not, the reasons therefor?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN)
(a) & (b): Updating Survey for 39 km new railway line from Baramulla to Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir was completed in 2010-11. The estimated cost of the project at price level of 2010-11 was 628 crore with Rate of Return (ROR) of (-) 7.48%. The project could not be taken forward due to unremunerative nature and huge throwforward liability.