Train service back to life in south Kashmir
Train services were suspended for a day as precautionary methodAuthor : Sunaina
Srinagar: On Saturday, train service resumed after being suspended as a precautionary measure for a day in south Kashmir, where a militant was killed by security forces in Pulwama in an encounter. However, train service was not affected in north Kashmir and the trains chugged as per schedule yesterday.
''We resumed train service in south Kashmir on Saturday after a fresh advisory was received from police last night,'' a senior railway official told UNI. He said trains were running normally since this morning on Badgam-Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region.
He said that railway authorities are acting on the advice of local civil and police administration since safety and security of passengers are necessary. He also said that Saturday afternoon witnesses heavy rush of passengers, when people return to their homes. Similarly, Monday morning also witness good rush when people resume their normal activities.
Train service has become very popular in the valley, where people consider it very cheap, safe and fast as compared to other modes of transport.