Srinagar,February, 14 – Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah said that the operationalization of international flights from
Addressing a well-attended function held on the inauguration of the new integrated terminal building of the
Omar Abdullah said it was a moment of joy for the people of the valley that rail-link has been extended to Baramulla, thereby connecting south and north
The Chief Minster thanked the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, UPA Chairperson, Mrs. Sonia Gandhi and the Central Government for extending wholehearted support to J&K during UPA Government and hoped that the State would continue to receive their help and support. He also thanked the UPA Chairperson for inaugurating three important projects in the valley today.
The Railway Minister Lalu Yadav also spoke on the occasion and said that it was a proud moment for the Indian Railways as the dream to connect
Yadav said that rail-link was important in a place like
The Railway Minister also referred to various projects being implemented to improve connectivity between Jammu and Kashmir and the rest of the country, adding that Rs. 13,666 crore were being utilized on these. He expressed hope that rail-link to the State would boost tourism and benefit the people.
In his speech, the Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Praful Patel dwelt on the plans to develop aviation sector in
Patel said that air and rail-link play an important role in the economy of a place, adding that the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh had extended full support for their development in
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