This delay is owed to a small patch of 7.5 km long track from Madhopur to Kathua, involving a bridge on river Ravi. The completion of work on this small stretch is going to push the deadline from March 2017 to ending of 2018.
According to officials, the present construction work of the substructure of Railway Bridge over Ravi River can be expected to finish next year in May. The work on the super structure, although is yet to begin, however, the job work has been awarded after opening of tenders for the same.
The length of the track between Jammu and Jalandhar is 211 kilometres and its doubling was sanctioned in 1997-98 at a cost of Rs 408 crores at that time. The work on the doubling began in 2002 as planned work was carried out in different sections between various Railway Stations (Block sections) depending on the availability of funds.
In 211 km long section, there are 26 stations in between, 406 minor bridges and 88 major bridges, including bridges across river Beas, Chakki, Ravi, Ujh and Basantar.
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