Train services resumed on Thursday after remaining suspended for a day due to security reasons in the Kashmir valley following strike called by separatists on the Independence Day (ID).
“We have resumed all train runs in the Kashmir valley following a fresh advisory received from administration on Wednesday night,” a senior railway official told.
He said the railway authorities are acting on the advice of the local administration, particularly police, since the safety and security of the passengers besides railway staff are important. Railways suffered loss of crores of rupees in the past during demonstrations and strikes, he added.
Therefore, all trains will run on Srinagar-Badgam and Baramulla in north Kashmir track, he said, adding that similarly, train will chug on Badgam-Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region.
‘We are excepting heavy rush of passengers in the morning as people will resume their normal activities after the holiday,’ he added.
Suspension of the train service affected the labour class and daily passengers, who had to pay several times more to reach their destinations.