Transportation in Jammu and Kashmir

Transportation in Jammu and Kashmir

Location : Jammu and Kashmir Main Ways to Commute : Air, Rail and Road Transport Hubs : Jammu, Anantnag, Kargil International Airport : Srinagar

Railways

  • The work on Jammu – Udhampur railway line was completed recently and extension of railway line to Srinagar and Baramulla has been taken up.
  • New rail line between Mazhom-Baramulla has been established. The longest passanger route in India is of 6317 / 6318 Himsagar Express from Jammu Tawi to kanniyaKumari, covering a distance of 3,726 kms.

Roadways The State has about 15,012 kms. Of road length.

  • National Highway, 1-A, connecting Srinagar with Jammu (300 kms) is an open-ended road. Jammu in turn is connected to many sections of Northern India, admitting New Delhi.
  • Buses and all types of Taxis to Srinagar are available from Jammu railway station and city centre.
  • Several Tourist Taxi Strands, in the Srinagar City, have recently upgraded their fleet, and taxis can be hired for touring Srinagar city or various resorts in Kashmir.

Airways Srinagar, Jammu and Leh are major airports connecting the State with other parts of the country

  • Transport within Jammu and Kashmir remains a problem, although the Indian central government has nominated a substantial investment in getting the state’s infrastructure.
  • As a result of the India-Pakistan conflict over the Kashmir region, the route through the Jhelum valley from Srinagar to Rawalpindi, Pak., was closed in the late 1940s.

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