Srinagar, Nov 29: Train service remained suspended for the second successive day on Thursday due to security reasons in Kashmir valley, where four militants were killed since Wednesday in two separate encounter with security forces.
'All train runs remained suspended in Kashmir valley today following a fresh advisory received from police this morning,' a senior railway official told UNI.
He said train service remained suspended on Budgam-Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region since Monday for security reasons.
'A fresh advisory was received early this morning not to resume train service on this track for security reasons,' he said.
He said train runs on Srinagar-Badgam-Baramulla in north Kashmir track also remained suspended for the second successive day on Thursday for security reasons. On Wednesday, the train service on Srinagar-Baramulla track was suspended following killing of two militants, including Top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Naveed Jatt, in an encounter with security forces at Chattergam, Budgam.
Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh during a press conference on Wednesday here said that about two dozen militants were killed in different encounters with security forces during the last about a week in the valley, particularly in south Kashmir.
Train service has become very popular in the valley as it is economical, fast and safe against other mode of transport.
Hundreds of passengers, who had arrived at different railway stations from Baramulla to Banihal tracks, were disappointed after they were informed that all train runs have been suspended today.
The passengers alleged that no prior announcement was made about suspension of the train service. “It will be a field day for cabs and other transporters who are charging several times more than train fare,” they alleged. (UNI)