Train service resumes in Kashmir

Srinagar: Train service resumed on Wednesday after remaining suspended on Tuesday for security reasons in the Kashmir valley, where separatists had called for a general strike in protest against alleged ill-treatment to Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik and other separatist leaders, businessmen and others by National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Enforcement Directorate.

We have resumed all train runs in the Kashmir valley after a fresh advisory was received from police, a railway official said.

He said that train will run on Srinagar-Badgam and Baramulla in north Kashmir as per schedule. Similarly all trains will runs on Badgam-Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region, he said.

The official said railway department was acting on the advice of local administration and police, who are taking decision keeping in view the safety and security of the passengers besides railway officials and property. He said in the past railway suffered huge damage to property due to demonstration in the valley. 

The train service has become most popular mode of transport as it is cheap, fast and safe against other transport available in the valley, where majority roads are in a very bad condition leading to frequent traffic jams. (UNI)

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