Amritsar, February 27 ( Bharatsandesh news )Amritsar Vikas Manch (AVM) patrons Er. Harjap Singh Aujla(USA),Dr. Charanjit Singh Gumtala ,Professor Mohan Singh , Manmohan Singh Brar, president Amrit Lal Mannan and general secreatry Hardip Singh Chahal thank the Union Minister of Railways Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal for inclusion of Ferozepore – Patti Railway Line for construction. Construction of this missing railway link is going to go a long way in correcting a historic injustice done to this border belt since partition of Punjab in 1947. Prior to 1947, Ferozepore was linked with the provincial capital Lahore and the commercial and industrial capital Amritsar via Kasur, a tehsil headquarter town in Lahore district. Since Kasur fell into the share of Pakistan, this vital railway link was snapped since 1947. AVM leaders are extremely thankful to the union railway minister for fast tracking the construction of this strategic railway link. With the completion of the long ignored Amritsar – Ferozepore Railway Line, the entire Western border region of India gets inter-connected. This link will shorten the travelling distance between Amritsar and Bombay by two hundred and forty kilometers. The travel time between Amritsar and Bombay will also be reduced by about five hours. Due to lesser congestion on this corridor, the transportation time for freight between Amritsar and Bombay shall be reduced by two to three days. The country’s most congested NCR Corridor shall be avoided for most of the goods. It will be ideal for the speedy delivery of perishable fruits and vegetables to Bombay.
Completion of Amritsar – Ferozepore Railway Line will link Baramula, Srinagar, Anantnag, Udhampur, Jammu, Pathankot, Gurdaspur, Batala, Amritsar, Tarntaran, Ferozepore, Fazilka, Abohar and Ganganagar via the border cities of Rajasthan and Gujarat with Bombay. India’s largest sea port of Bombay will be linked with India’s largest rail and road port of Amritsar as well as the fruit growing Western districts of Himachal Pradesh and all areas of Jammu and Kashmir.