The train service has been suspended in the Kashmir valley for security reasons following the killing of militants in south Kashmir’s Tral town of Pulwama district.
‘We have suspended all trains running in the Kashmir valley on Saturday, a senior railway official told Kashmir Life.
Therefore, he said, no train will chug on Budgam-Srinagar-Islamabad-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region. Similarly, trains will also not run on Srinagar-Budgam and Baramulla in north Kashmir, he said.
He said the service will be resumed only after they get a fresh advisory from the authorities.
The decision to suspend the train service was taken on the advice of local authorities and police in view of apprehension of violence.
Earlier, six militants were killed in a gunfight with government forces in Arampora village of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.