Rail services on Srinagar-Banihal track resume

Jibran Nazir

Srinagar

Photo by Shah Hilal
Photo by Shah Hilal

The rail services connecting Kashmir valley with Banihal resumed today on Thursday after remaining suspended for nearly 5 months.

The railway officials informed that the train service resumed from Budgam to Banihal today.

However, the rail services from Baramulla in north of Kashmir to Banihal will be restored within next 15 days, the officials informed.

The railway tracks in valley had been damaged during the uprising forcing authorities to stop the services.

“During the time of unrest Northern railways suffered losses of about rupees 4.5 Crores which includes property damage of 1.5 Crores,” Neeraj Sharma, PRO Northern Railways said.

The rail services were suspended a day after popular Hizb commander Burhan Wani was killed in Bemdoora as a precautionary measure.

“Owing to the law and order situation, the Northern railways suspended its operations to avoid any untoward incidents,” the official’s in Northern Railways informed.

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