Train service suspended

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Srinagar, Mar 12: Train service has again been suspended for security reasons in the Kashmir valley, where three militants were killed in an encounter by security forces in Anantnag in the wee hours on Monday.
However, national highway, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, was through for one-way traffic and today vehicles will ply from Jammu to Srinagar
We have suspended train service in the valley following fresh advisory from police this morning, a senior railway official said.
He said a train which had left Banihal in Jammu region for Srinagar, has been stopped at Anantnag. Similarly a train which had left Baramulla for Srinagar has also been stopped, he said.
Now no train will chug on Budgam-Srinagar- Anantnag-Qazigund and Banihal, he said adding similarly no train will run on Srinagar-Budgam and Baramulla in north Kashmir. Official sources said that some people have blocked the track on a bridge at Bijbehara in south Kashmir.
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.