Train service again suspended in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 10: Train service was again been suspended in the Kashmir valley on Thursday after protestors damaged a portion of track, a railway official said.
Train service was resumed only Wednesday after remaining suspended for security reasons since Sunday after an encounter ensued in Shopian in which five Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militants were killed. Later during the subsequent demonstrators six civilians died in security force action.
We had resumed the train service from Baramulla in north Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region, official said adding we had to suspend the service after some demonstrators damaged track at Panzgam yesterday in the afternoon.
He said about three hundred track-circuit operating clip (TCOC) are missing.
He said it will take one or two days to repair the damaged portion of the track and replace the TCOC.
He said no train will run on Budgam-Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region. Similarly no train will chug on Srinagar-Budgam and Baramulla in north Kashmir, he added.
We have suffered heavy damage to rail coaches, tracks and lighting system in the past also, he said.