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Katra-Bannihal link, with world’s highest rail bridge, to be ready by 2020

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Jammu: The Katra-Banihal link in Jammu and Kashmir, which will have the world’s highest rail bridge at 359 metres, will be ready by 2020, Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said on Wednesday.

Speaking to the media here after reviewing the progress on the rail link that will connect the Kashmir Valley with the rest of India, Sinha said. “It would be completed by 2020.”

“This section of the rail link will have the world’s highest bridge at 359 metres, he added. 

“With its completion, the valley will finally be connected with the rest of the country through railways.”

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the progress on the Katra-Baramulla rail link with senior officials of the railways and Jammu and Kashmir government officials through video conference.

(IANS)

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PM Narendra Modi Lauds Film Fraternity for Showcasing Indian Culture

Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC) in Mumbai

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that Indian film fraternity is at the forefront of showcasing the country’s culture globally.

Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC) in Mumbai.

On Sunday, Director-actor Kunal Kohli posted: “Had the privilege to meet our honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”

To which, Modi replied: “I enjoyed interacting with you and other members of the film fraternity. This community has been at the forefront of showcasing India’s culture internationally.”

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The Prime Minister also responded to veteran singer Asha Bhosle and thanked her “for gracing the programme. The entire nation looks up to you for your stupendous contribution to the film world”.

Comedian-actor and producer Kapil Sharma wrote to Narendra Modi that it was “great knowing your inspiring ideas and progressive views about our film industry and our nation. Sir, I must say you have a great sense of humour too.”

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To which, Modi said: “When Kapil Sharma appreciates somebody’s humour, it sure makes that person happy and I am no exception. Thank you for the kind words Kapil.”

Other actors who were present at the event included Aamir Khan, A.R. Rahman, Parineeti Chopra and Divya Dutta. (IANS)