Jammu, Mar 14 (PTI) The Ministry of Railways has accepted the Jammu and Kashmir government’s recommendation to open up a halt station on the Baramulla-Banihal rail line in the Valley, an official said today.

The decision was today conveyed by Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, an official spokesman said.

I am delighted to inform you that all the above-mentioned halt stations have been approved on passenger amenity ground, Goyal said in a communication to the chief minister.

Mehbooba had requested the Centre for opening of halt stations at Sangadan, Furrah-Monghal, Ratnipora, Nadigam, Razwan and Naina-Batpora on the Baramulla-Banihal rail line for the convenience of a large chunk of population.

With this, all the six halt points have been ordered to be established, the spokesman said.

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