Train services resume in Kashmir

Train services resume in Kashmir


Srinagar: Train services resumed in the Kashmir valley today after remaining suspended for security reasons yesterday when separatists had called for march to the 'United Nations Military Observers Office in Srinagar in protest against alleged Human Rights (HR) violations by the security forces. 'We have resumed all trains services between Srinagar-Badgam-in central Kashmir to Baramulla in north Kashmir today,' a Railway official told UNI. He said similarly train will chug on Badgam-Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir and Banihal in Jammu region, he said. The official said the train runs were suspended as a precautionary measure yesterday following advisory by the police keeping in view the safety of passengers and railway property. 'We will have to restore the railway service after receiving a signal from the police and administration,' he said. In the past, railway suffered damage of crores of rupees during violence. However, last year the rail service remained suspended for about six months unrest. Train service has become a very popular mode of transport in the valley and majority daily travellers are using it, considering cheap, safe and reliable service.

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