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Elevated Light Rail System

Current context: The Administrative Council of the Jammu and Kashmir has approved the proposal to set up an Elevated Light Rail System on 6th Feb 2020.
Elevated Light Rail System 
  • The proposal was given by the Housing and Urban Development Department to set up an Elevated Light Rail System in both the capital cities of Jammu and Srinagar.
  • The Elevated Light Rail Systems at the capital cities will provide:
    1. Mass Rapid Transportation System
    2. Best-in-class mobility in terms of safe, reliable, convenient, cost-effective and sustainable public transport system.
    3. Facilitate easy and quick movement of people
  • The Light Rail Transit System (LRTS) in Jammu will have one corridor (from Bantalab to Bari Brahmana) with a total length of 23 kilometres.
  • The LRTS in Srinagar will have two corridors (one from Indira Nagar to HMT Junction and the second from Usmanabad to Hazuri Bagh) with a total length of 25 kilometres.
  • The project has a completion time of 4 years and is expected to be completed by December 2024.


Q.1 The setting up of the Elevated Light Rail System is recently approved by the government at _____________ in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir?
a. Jammu and Srinagar

b. Badgam and Anantnag
c. Baramula and Kupwara
d. Rajouri and Kathua
Elevated Light Rail System Elevated Light Rail System Reviewed by Neha Verma on February 08, 2020 Rating: 5

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