Train service resumes in south Kashmir

Srinagar, May 19: Train service resumed on Sunday after remaining suspended for two days for security reasons in the south Kashmir, a railway official said.
However, train service had resumed on Saturday on Srinagar-Badgam-Baramulla track in north Kashmir after remaining suspended on Friday, when there was a strike call by separatists in protest against civilian and militant killings during the Holy month of Ramadhan.
Train service remained suspended in south Kashmir yesterday in view of tense situation following the killing of three Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militants in an encounter at Panzgam Awantipora in Pulwama by security forces in an encounter.
A fresh advisory was received last night to resume train service in south Kashmir today, railway official said. Therefore, he said, train will also chug on Badgam-Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region.
The railway department is acting on the advice of local administration, particularly police, who are taking decision to resume or suspend service keeping in view the safety and security of passengers and railway property.
Train service has become very popular in the Kashmir valley as it is very cheap, safe and fast against other mode of transport available in the valley.