Train service resumes in south Kashmir
Srinagar: Train service resumed on Sunday after remaining suspended on Saturday for security reasons in south Kashmir, where two foreign militants of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) were killed in an encounter which ensued on Friday night and concluded in Anantnag.
However, trains service continued in north Kashmir as per scheduled even yesterday also, a senior railway official told UNI.
We have resumed train service in south Kashmir following a fresh advisory received from police, he said.
Therefore, he said, trains will chug on Badgam-Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region as per schedule on Sunday.
Trains will continue to chug on Srinagar-Badgam and Baramulla in north Kashmir as per schedule. He said, railway authorities are acting on the advice of police and local administration who are taking the decision to suspend trains for security reasons in the interest of passengers and railway property.
In the past railway suffered heavy damages during protests in the valley. Last year rail service was suspended for more than 50 times, partially or fully for security reasons.
However, the rail service has become very popular in the valley which is being considered cheap, fast and safe against other mode of transport available.
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