Train service in Kashmir resumes
Jammu & Kashmir

Train service in Kashmir resumes

Agency News

Srinagar, Jul 14: Train service resumed on Sunday after remaining suspended for a day in Kashmir valley following a strike called by separatists against killing of 22 Kashmiris outside the Central Jail, Srinagar in firing by police during Dogra rule in 1931.

“We have resumed train service in the valley after receiving a fresh advisory,” a railway official told UNI this morning.

Therefore, he said, trains will run on Srinagar-Badgam and Baramulla in north Kashmir tracks today.

Similarly, trains will chug on Badgam-Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region, he added.

He said railway department is acting on the advice of local administration, particularly police, who take the decision to suspend or resume train service after taking into consideration the safety and security of passengers, rail employees and property. In the past, railway has suffered heavy damage due to demonstrations in the valley.

The train service has become very popular in the valley as it is being considered economical, safe and fast against other mode of transport in the valley.

The separatists had called for strike as on July 14, 1931, 22 Kashmiris were killed by police during Dogra rule.

However, the day is observed as an official holiday in the state. (UNI)