Train service suspended in Kashmir

Srinagar, Apr 11: Train service was suspended for security reasons in the Kashmir valley, where separatists had called for a general strike on Thursday when polling was held in Baramulla Parliamentary constituency.
We have suspended train service in the Kashmir valley after an advisory was received from authorities, including police, a railway official said.
He said no train will chug on Srinagar-Budgam and Baramulla in north Kashmir. Similarly, no train will run on Budgam-Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region, he added.
We are acting on the advice of authorities since the safety and security of the passengers besides railway officials and property was important, he said. In the past railway suffered losses worth crores of rupees during demonstrations in the valley when protesters damaged trains, railway stations and tracks.
Train service has become very popular in the Kashmir valley as it is being considered cheap, safe and fast against other mode of transport available in the valley.