Bathinda administration begins work on new proposal for Takht Damdama Sahib rail hyperlink
Bathinda, January 13
Ten years after the much-hyped mission to offer rail connectivity to Takht Sri Damdama Sahib, one of many 5 temporal seats of the Sikhs, did not take off, the district administration has began work on a brand new proposal of the mission.
Bathinda Deputy Commissioner Shoukat Ahmed Parray stated “Now we have obtained a letter from the Railway Ministry on this regard and the work on the proposal is within the preliminary stage. We’re at the moment inspecting the associated fee on this mission.”
In 2013, the then Union Minister, Pawan Kumar Bansal, had sanctioned a 34-km rail hyperlink from Maur to Rama by way of Talwandi Sabo. After conducting a location survey, a standing report was handed over to the state authorities in August 2016.
The survey proceedings had been halted as a consequence of opposition from farmers. Residents of assorted villages on the route resented the acquisition of their fertile land, after which the mission was placed on the backburner.
If Takht Damdama Sahib will get the rail connectivity then it’s anticipated to spice up pilgrim tourism in Talwandi Sabo and provides an financial push to the city. Nonetheless, at current in absence of a railway hyperlink, pilgrims coming to Damdama Sahib, should deboard a prepare at Bathinda, 30 km from Takht after which they should take a bus or a cab to succeed in there.
Takht Sri Damdama Sahib at Talwandi Sabo is the one Takht that isn’t linked with a rail hyperlink. All different Takhts — Harmandar Sahib, Kesgarh Sahib, Hazur Sahib (Nanded) and Patna Sahib — have direct rail connectivity.
No direct connectivity
Of the 5 temporal seats of the Sikhs, Takht Sri Damdama Sahib is the one one with out direct rail connectivity, whereas some others even have air connectivity