Pathankot-Jogindernagar-Manali-Leh Rail Line Project?

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Pathankot-Jogindernagar-Manali-Leh Rail Line Project

According to an article in the Tribune News Service:

Shimla, February 18

The Chinese move of extending its rail line right up to Lhasa and western Tibet could get Himachal what it has not been able to achieve during the past four decades.

Citing national security and strategic importance as the main reasons, Chief Minister P.K. Dhumal has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that the Jogindernagar-Manali-Leh rail line project may be taken up so that the rail line made by China does not prove to be a security threat to India. Himachal shares its borders with the Chinese-occupied Tibet region.

... Read on at the Link: http://www.tribuneindia.com/2008/200...himachal.htm#1

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Kashmir, Himachal, Sikkim, Arunachal ...

It will require a lot of commitment and funding from Government of India and Indian Railways to get going on the project.
The rail line to Kashmir via uncharted terrain of the Jammu hills along side the mighty Chenab river has thrown up so many challenges in terms of bridges and tunnels that it is still uncertain when the first train will cross over through the Pir Panjal.
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curious as to the status, if any, of this rail line project...

any activity or news in 2011?

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