Samjhauta Express to leave for Pakistan tonight

Samjhauta Express to leave for Pakistan tonight

Agency News

New Delhi, Mar 3: Samjhauta Express will resume its operations from Indian side on Sunday night and proceed for Attari border.

Railways had on Saturday announced resumption of service of Samjhauta Express from Indian and Pakistani side on March 3 and 4, respectively.

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, it said.

An official order from Railways has 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 decision to resume the train service comes a day after Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman returned home to a rousing welcome via Wagah-Attari border from Pakistan.

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 dastardly February 14 Pulwama attack which left over 40 CRPF jawans dead. 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)