Srinagar, Jan 7: Train services resumed on Monday in north Kashmir after remaining suspended for security reasons on Sunday, where Sopore town in Baramulla district observed strike to remember 53 civilians who were killed in alleged security force firing on this day in 1993.
However, train services were normal in south Kashmir.
“We received an advisory on Sunday night to resume train services in north Kashmir,” a senior railway official told Chanel 1 on Monday morning.
He said, therefore, trains will chug on Srinagar-Badgam in the central Kashmir and Baramulla in north Kashmir, he said. In fact, the first train from Baramulla and Srinagar operated as per schedule this morning.
There was the heavy rush of passengers this morning when people resumed their normal activities after Sunday, he said.
Railway service has become very popular in the valley as it is very cheap, safe and fast against other modes of transport. However, due to a cancellation of trains, passengers are badly affected as they had to use other modes of transport which is very costly and time-consuming.
However, a railway official said they are acting on the advice of local administration since security and safety of the passengers was paramount.