Train service resumes in Kashmir after 2 days

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 1/18/2020 4:55:41 PM

SRINAGAR, Jan 17: Train service resumed on Friday after remaining suspended for two days due to heavy to very heavy snowfall in Kashmir valley.
“The train service between Baramulla in north Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region resumed on Friday after remaining closed for two days,” a railway official told media this morning.
He said trains were plying normally on Badgam-Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir and Banihal in Jammu region track. “The service was resumed after several feet of snow was cleared from the track,” he said.
However, he said train service on Srinagar-Badgam-Baramulla in north Kashmir got delayed in the morning as snow was still being cleared on the tracks. “After the snow was cleared from the tracks, train is running normally from Srinagar to Baramulla,” he added.
This was the second time this week that the service was suspended due to snowfall. Train service on Baramulla in north Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region was suspended on Monday following heavy snowfall. The service on Badgam-Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal, was resumed early on Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, trains were allowed to chug on Srinagar-Badgam-Baramulla in north Kashmir, on Tuesday afternoon after three to four feet of snow was cleared from the tracks.
Train service has become very popular in the valley as it is economical, fast and safe against other mode of transport available. After August 5, when Centre scrapped Article 370 and 35 A besides divided the state into two Union Territories (UTs), train service was suspended for more than three months for security reasons.

 

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