Overloading halts Kashmir Train, resumes

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Srinagar Banihal train was suspended Wednesday afternoon near Qazigund after hundreds of passengers boarded its roof.

“We had a heavy rush of passengers in Baramulla, Budgam, Srinagar and Islamabad stations and hundreds of passengers boarded the roof of the train when it was on way to Banihal,” a source in the railways told Kashmir Life. “We had to halt the train near Qazigund because it was not possible to pass through the tunnel with the overload,” he added.

Sources said that in the meantime another train reached Qazigund from Baramulla and that too was halted on the Qazigund station.

They said that after the intervention of Railway police and the Authorities, the passengers were made to come down of the roof after which the service was resumed.

However, the passengers were aghast against the Authorities. “How did the Authorities issue the tickets in bulk,” Ryaz Ahmad, a passenger told Kashmir Life adding “They (Railway Authorities) have already minimized the boogies of the train and they issue tickets to who so ever enters the stations.”

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