Train service resumes in Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 16: Train service was on Thursday resumed after remaining suspended for security reasons in the Kashmir valley following strike called by separatists on the I-Day which was celebrated throughout the country on Wednesday.
We have resumed all train runs in the Kashmir valley following a fresh advisory received from administration last night, a senior railway official said.
He said the railway authorities are acting on the advice of the local administration, particularly police, since the safety and security of the passengers besides railway staff are important. Railways suffered loss of crores of rupees in the past during demonstrations and strikes, he added.
Therefore, all trains will run on Srinagar-Budgam and Baramulla in north Kashmir track, he said adding similarly train will chug on Budgam-Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region.
We are excepting heavy rush of passengers in the morning as people will resume their normal activities after holiday yesterday. Train service has become very popular in the valley as it is very cheap, safe and fast against all other mode of transport. However, suspension of the train service badly affect labour class and daily passengers who have to pay several times more to reach their destinations.