Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today convened an emergency meeting to review the status of fortnightly Children Special Train in view of harsh climatic conditions prevailing in the valley.
Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone, Chief Controller Railways Nand Lal, Director Education Aijaz Ahmad Bhat, Deputy General Manager SRTC, SSP PCR, Deputy Director Hospitality & Protocol, Deputy Director Planning and other concerned officials attended the meeting. Deputy Commissioners of Kulgam, Shopian, Pulwama, Anantnag, Budgam and Baramulla participated in the meeting through video conferencing.
The officers suggested that the special train service should be halted owing to the weather vagaries as it becomes difficult for the students to reach the railway station early in the morning under freezing temperature.
The Divisional Commissioner directed the concerned that the Children Special Train "Waadi Ki Sair" should be halted for the time being till weather improves in Kashmir.