Srinagar: Train service was suspended on Tuesday for security reasons in south Kashmir, where a youth was killed when security forces opened fire to disperse demonstrators trying to disrupt the Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Pulwama.
However, all trains will chug in north Kashmir as per schedule, a senior railway official said.
We have suspended all train runs in south Kashmir following a fresh advisory received from police, he said.
He said therefore no train will run on Badgam-Srinagar in central Kashmir to Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir and Banihal in Jammu region. This route witness heavy rush as people travelling to Jammu prefer train service upto Banihal.
We are acting on the advice of local administration and police, he said adding safety and security of passengers besides railway staff and property is important.
Train service has become very popular in the valley as it is very cheap, safe and fast as compared to other mode of transport available.