Jammu’s Bikram Chowk railway station will be developed as a heritage for tourists

Jammu, Jun 8 (PTI) The Jammu and Kashmir government is planning to develop the Bikram Chowk railway station here as a heritage site for tourists. A senior government official gave this information on Tuesday.

Jammu Divisional Commissioner Raghav Langer visited the railway station which was built in 1897 but was later abandoned as the railway connectivity up to Sialkot (Pakistan) was lost after partition.

An official spokesman said Langer reviewed the reconstruction requirements with senior officials and issued instructions to begin preparatory work for repairs. Langer along with other officers inspected the various blocks of the station.

He said, “The railway station is a heritage and has historical significance. Extraordinary effort is needed to bring it back to its original form.” Along with this, the Divisional Commissioner directed the Tourism Department and Jammu Smart City Limited to prepare a project report (proposal) for the repair work of the railway station.

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