Train service was again suspended on Wednesday for security reasons in Kashmir valley, where separatists have called for a general strike in protest against civilian killings in security force action.
All train runs from Baramulla in north Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region have been suspended for security reasons following a fresh advisory from police on Tuesday night, a senior railway official told UNI this morning.
Therefore, he said, no train will chug on Srinagar-Badgam in the central Kashmir to Baramulla in north. Trains will also remain off track on Badgam-Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal. He said this was the third time in July that train service has been suspended in the valley.
''We are acting on the advice of local administration who are taking decision to suspend train service keeping in view the prevailing situation on the ground,'' he said, adding that in the past railway suffered heavy damage due to stone pelting and other acts of violence.
Train service has become very popular in the valley which is being considered cheap, fast and safe against other mode of transport. UNI