Abohar, July 12. Minister of State for Railways K H Muniyappa is likely to inaugurate the Abohar-Fazilka rail link at a function here on July 16. Northern Railways manager VK Gupta will accompany him in a special train from New Delhi.
Railways officials today ran a special train on the track for a final inspection. Former MP Virendra Kataria said he had talked to Railway Minister Mukul Roy over the phone regarding the inauguration.
The Abohar-Fazilka rail link will pave the way for linking the two remotely located cantonments at Udhampur (J&K) and Jaisalmer (Rajasthan). Kataria had moved a proposal in the Rajya Sabha to connect Abohar and Fazilka by rail in 1994.
The proposal was okayed by the Planning Commission in 1995. It took almost two decades for the project to become a reality.