Train service suspended in south Kashmir

Train service suspended in south Kashmir
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Srinagar, Jan 13: Train service was on Sunday suspended for security reason in south Kashmir, where a top Al-Badr commander was among two militants killed in an encounter with security forces on Saturday evening in Kulgam.
However, train service between Srinagar-Budgam and Baramulla in north Kashmir was running as per schedule normally.
“Train service was suspended between Budgam-Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region for security reasons,” a railway official said.
There was apprehension of trouble following killing of two local militants.
He said therefore, no train will chug on the track via south Kashmir.
This is the third time that train service was suspended in south Kashmir in 2019. The service was suspended in south Kashmir on January 4 for security reasons in view of killing of three militants in Pulwama. The train run was again suspended in south Kashmir on January 5 following heavy snowfall.
Hundreds of passengers were disappointed, after they were informed at different railway station in south Kashmir that train service has been suspended on Sunday.
“We are acting on the advice of local administration and police,” he said, adding safety and security of passengers besides railway staff and property is important.