Baramulla-Banihal rail service to resume today

Baramulla-Banihal rail service to resume today
Banihal-Baramulla train service. [ Picture for representational purpose only].File

Srinagar: After remaining suspended for five consecutive days, Banihal-Baramulla rail service will resume on Tuesday. A senior Railways' official confirmed that the service will resume operations from Tuesday. "The service will resume from Tuesday. We will ensure that all Covid guidelines are followed properly," Chief Area Manager, Northern Railways, Kashmir, Saqib Yousuf told Greater Kashmir.

The rail service was suspended on Thursday morning by the railway authorities on the recommendation of the divisional administration of Kashmir citing reasons pertaining to apprehension of law and order situation in Kashmir valley.

No train chugged between Banihal-Budgam and Baramulla track after the death of senior separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani late Wednesday evening in Srinagar.

As per railway officials, during the days prior to Covid-19, 15 pairs of trains used to run over the railway line from Banihal to Baramulla and carry almost 30,000 commuters including students and government employees, except one day in a week. However, the frequency of train service has witnessed a decrease owing to the outbreak of Covid-19.

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