Srinagar, Jul 22: Train service was on Sunday suspended as a precautionary measure in south Kashmir, where three militants
were killed in a fierce encounter by security forces Sunday.
However, train service in north Kashmir between Srinagar-Badgam and Baramulla was operating as per schedule normally, a
senior railway official said.
He said a fresh advisory was received from police Sunday morning to suspend train service in south Kashmir for security
reasons. Therefore, he said, no train will chug on Budgam-Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal in
Jammu region. Train service was suspended keeping in view the safety and security of the passengers besides railway
officials, he added.
Meanwhile, hundreds of passengers, who had arrived at different railway station in south Kashmir were very disappointed after
they were told about the cancellation of all trains. We came to known about the suspension of the train service only after
reaching railway station, they passengers said.
Train service has become very popular in the valley as it is very cheap, safe and fast as compared to other mode of transport.