The much awaited 25 - km Udhampur Katra rail link may throw open to passengers in the month of September 2013. After commissioning of this link, Katra will connected to the rail map of rest of India. Pilgrims can directly come to Katra instead of Jammu. Around 80% of the route from Udhampur to Katra runs through bridges and tunnels. There are around 8 tunnels and 30 small and large bidges. Some of the trains which are coming upto Jammu or Udhampur will be extended to Katra.