The stalled train service in the Kashmir Valley for more than two months will be restored on Monday 11 November. The train will be run on trial on Sunday, 10 November before the train service starts regularly.
Divisional Commissioner (Divcom) Basir Ahmed Khan has asked the railway management to restore the train service. In a meeting chaired by Divcom on Wednesday, it was decided to restore the train service after taking stock of the current situation in the valley. However, only one to two DMU trains will be run first.
Before resuming the train service from Monday 11 November, Divcom asked railway officials to inspect the railway track in three days, with the train running as a trial on 10 November.
Significantly, the train service in the valley has been stalled since August. Tourists are also bereft of public transport facility along with the common people due to the disruption of train services. There are 26 pairs of DMU trains running daily on the 137 km long rail route.
Train operations were suspended due to tense conditions and security reasons in the valley. Due to the disruption of train service, the Railways are losing crores of rupees.
In a meeting held on Wednesday, Divcom gave necessary guidelines to the railway and civil authorities before the resumption of train service. D