Train service resumes in Kashmir


Srinagar, Mar 13: Train service was resumed on Tuesday after remaining suspended for security reasons Monday in the Kashmir valley, where three militants were killed in an encounter by security forces in Anantnag in the wee hours on Monday.
We have resumed train service and all trains will chug as per schedule in the valley following fresh advisory from police last night, a senior railway official said.
Now trains will chug on Budgam-Srinagar- Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir and Banihal in Jammu region, he said adding similarly train will run on Srinagar-Budgam and Baramulla in north Kashmir.
We had to suspend trains after an advisory was received yesterday though some trains had left different stations, he said adding the trains were later stopped at different stations for security reasons. He said Monday normally witness heavy rush of passengers who people are resuming their normal activities after Sunday holiday.
Railway authorities are acting on the advice of police, he said adding the decision to suspend train service was being taken in the interest of passengers and railway property. During protests and demonstrations railways suffered heavy losses in the past. Last year train service was suspended over 50 times for security reasons. But in 2016 train service remained suspended for about six months due to summer unrest.