Train service remains suspended for 2nd day in Kashmir

TNN Bureau. Updated: 2/8/2019 11:15:38 AM Regional News

Srinagar, Feb 8: Despite improvement in the weather condition, train service remained suspended for the second day on Friday as tracks remained under snow which has also frozen in the Kashmir valley.

Train service could not be resumed on Friday, a senior railway official told TNN.

He said therefore no train will chug on Srinagar-Badgam and Baramulla in north Kashmir. Similarly, all trains on Badgam-Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region have been suspended due to moderate to heavy snowfall yesterday.
He said tracks are under snow and efforts are going to clear the snow and resume train service.

''We have dispatched our teams to different areas to inspect the tracks, he said, adding that once a green signal is received, train service will be resumed.

Train service has become very popular in the valley because it is considered economical, fast and safe against other modes of transport.

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