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Famous Himachal shrine Chintpurni gets rail link

IANS  |  Una (Himachal Pradesh) 

One of the busiest shrines in north India, the temple in Himachal Pradesh's district was connected by a rail line on Tuesday.

Union of State for Railways inaugurated the 16 km-broad gauge line from to Daulatpur Chowk at a function near here.

The rail line, which has 16 major bridges and two stations, was laid with an outlay of Rs 335 crore, an official told IANS.

Sinha also flagged off an inaugural run of that will run daily between New and

Daulatpur Chowk is the last station in district on the 83 km-long Nangal to Talwara broad gauge line.

An eight km track from Daulatpur Chowk to Talwara in is still under construction.

Sinha said by 2022 the rail line would be extended till Mukerian in

The foundation stone for the rail line was laid way back in 1974 at by then Railway

A station on this rail line at village has been named as Marg as it is close to the temple, one of the most venerated shrines that gets a majority of pilgrims from Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, and

The temple can be reached by road and is located 25 km from the railway station.



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First Published: Tue, January 15 2019. 15:22 IST