Train service resumes in Kashmir


Srinagar, Apr 12 :  Train service resumed on Friday after remaining 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.
“Train service has been resumed in the Kashmir valley after receiving fresh advisory from authorities, including police,” a railway official told UNI.
He said therefore, train will chug on Srinagar-Badgam and Baramulla in north Kashmir. Similarly, train will run on Badgam-Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region, he added.
About the difficulties being faced by the people when train service is suspended, he said we are acting on the advice of authorities since the safety and security of the passengers besides railway officials and property was important. 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.

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