Train service resumed on Sunday after remaining suspended for over three months in Kashmir since August 3 ahead of the Centre’s announcement of abrogation of Article 370 and the bifurcation of the erstwhile state into two Union territories.
Train services fully resume in Kashmir after over 3 months. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur
A fresh advisory was received last night from police to resume train service fully in Kashmir today and railway authorities are acting on the advice of state administration, a senior railway official told Kashmir Life.
An official said there was only one run scheduled for Sunday, while the train would make two runs on daily basis from Monday.
The Railways conducted two trial runs of the service on the Srinagar-Banihal stretch on Saturday and then another trial run on Sunday morning before the actual service started, he said.
Rail service in the valley had partially resumed on Tuesday as the train chugged between Baramulla and Srinagar stretch of the railway line.
He said that the authorities have directed the Railways to ply the trains between 10 am and 3 pm.