Samjhauta Express to resume services from March 3: Railways

Samjhauta Express to resume services from March 3: Railways

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New Delhi, Mar 2: Railways on Saturday announced resumption of service of Samjhauta Express from Indian and Pakistani side on March 3-4, respectively.

An official order from Railways said, “train no 14608 Samjhauta Express is rearranged by Pakistan Railways from March 4. Also, train no 14001/14002 Attari Spl Express is approved to be restored from March 3.” The first train from India will leave on March 3 and on the Pakistan side, the train will leave Lahore on Monday on its return journey.

Earlier on Thursday, the Railways in its order had stated that bi-weekly train no 14001/14002 Attari Special Express between Delhi-Attari-Delhi stands cancelled till further advise with effect from March 3.

Services of Samjhauta Express were cancelled following less occupancy after the February 14 Pulwama attack which left over 40 CRPF jawans dead.Also there have been reports that Pakistan had cancelled Samjhauta Express on its side after India-Pakistan conflict escalated after Tuesday's aerial strike on JeM camps in Pakistan.

Samjhauta Express runs from Attari to Lahore, although the passengers are checked at Wagah, the first station on the Pakistani side. The train service was set up with an agreement between Indian Railways and Pakistan Railways. UNI