Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla-Rail-Link (USBRL) Project: Was it the right decision for Northern Indian Railways to extend its coverage to Kashmir?
Shahid Ali* (Research Scholar, Department of Management Studies, Islamic University of Science and Technology, Awantipora, J&K, India) and Asif Iqbal Fazili (Sr. Asst. Professor, Department of Management Studies, Islamic University of Science and Technology, Awantipora, J&K, India) *Corresponding author's Email
Ali, Shahid and Fazili, Asif Iqbal (2018), “Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla-Rail-Link (USBRL) Project: Was it the right decision for Northern Indian Railways to extend its coverage to Kashmir?”, MERC Global’s International Journal of Management, Vol. 6, Issue 3, pp. 88-94.
Submitted: April 29, 2018, Revision received: May 24, 2018, Accepted: May 30, 2018
The case aims at highlighting the challenges and accomplishments of the USBRL project by the Northern Indian Railways. The northern general manager is bound and accountable with a task of making the lucidity of challenges and accomplishments regarding the USBRL project in order to conclude the project success or failure, even a forecast for the future investments. The case systematically defines and elaborates the Northern Indian Railways, Kashmir valley, a brief profile of USBRL project and categorises the work executions. The two mega sub-projects Pir-Panjal tunnel and Chenab Railway Bridge are detailed. Further, the scope of the USBRL project for Socio-economic development is also mentioned.
Northern Indian railway, USBRL project, Pir-Panjal tunnel, Chenab railway bridge
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