Train service resumes in Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 18: Train service resumed on Sunday after remaining suspended on Saturday in Kashmir valley, where Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) had called for a general strike on the first of nine phase panchayat polls in the state.
“We have resumed train service in the valley,” a senior railway official said Sunday morning.
He said train run started on Srinagar-Budgam and Baramulla track in north Kashmir on Sunday morning. Similarly, train service also resumed on Budgam-Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region.
Train service was suspended for security reasons on Saturday following the strike call.
He said rail authorities are acting on the advice of local administration since they are taking the decision keeping in view the safety and security of passengers besides railway staff. In the past railway suffered massive loss due to violence, particularly during strikes.