Train services remained suspended in Kashmir on Wednesday though the separatists had withdrawn 'bandh' call for today after the Election Commission (EC) deferred bypoll in Anantnag Parliamentary constituency following violence during polling in Srinagar seat on April 9 in which eight people died and about 100 were injured. Train service on all routes remained suspended even today also, a railway official said.
'We have received fresh communication from civil and police authorities not to resume train service in the Valley for security reasons,' he said. "Train services would be resumed only after receiving security clearance from the police," he added.
He said no train would therefore run on Srinagar-Budgam in central Kashmir to Baramulla in north Kashmir. Similarly, there will be no train service on Budgam-Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region. Hundreds of passengers, mostly workers coming from different states, who had arrived from Jammu at Banihal yesterday to board train there for Kashmir, had to wait following suspension of the rail service for security reasons.