Train services in Kashmir Valley, which had been suspended following the Centre’s 5th August move to revoke Article 370 will resume from today after being suspended for around 100 days. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal took to Twitter to share the news, posting: "Rail traffic is being resumed from tomorrow as the situation in Kashmir valley is normal. It is being started tomorrow by train journey between Srinagar - Baramulla. With the commencement of trains operations, the development of tourism and industries in Kashmir will increase at a more rapid pace."
The Indian Railways has decided to start train services in Jammu and Kashmir, for the first time after the state was stripped of its special status and bifurcated into two Union Territories.
This is the first time after Jammu and Kashmir was stripped of its special status and bifurcated into two Union Territories that the trains will ply in the Kashmir Valley.
Railway Ministry tweeted about the departure and arrival of the train services on Srinangar-Baramulla route.
Srinagar-Baramulla train service starts w.e.f. 12.11.19
1) Train 74619 Srinagar departure 10:05, Baramulla arrival 11:45
2) Train 74618 Baramulla departure 11:55, Srinagar arrival 13:40
3) Train 74637 Srinagar departure 11:10, Baramulla arrival 12:55
4) Train 74640 Baramulla departure 13:05, Srinagar arrival 14:45.
Train services had been operational between Banihal and Baramulla in the Valley since 2013, however services on this line connecting Kashmir to Jammu have been suspended following the Centre’s move in August to scrap Article 370 and 35 A.
-With Agency inputs