After over 4 months, train services partially resume in Kashmir

Srinagar: After over four months of suspension due to the prevailing unrest in the Valley, the rail service connecting north Kashmir and south of Kashmir today resumed partially.

The entire operations are expected to start within the next 10 days, officials said.

According to officials, the train service resumed from Budgam to Srinagar Railway stations after completion of necessary restoration work on damaged infrastructure and tracks, they said.

However, the passenger turn-out was too low. “Two trains ran on the route; one in the morning and another in the evening,” they said.

The Railway authorities are working on a plan to resume normal operations along the 120-km track between Banihal in south and Baramulla in north Kashmir within next 10 days.

The rail services were suspended following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani on July 8. The ongoing unrest left as many as 93 people dead and thousands others injured. (PTK)

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