Train service suspended in Kashmir due to heavy snowfall

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Srinagar, Jan 5: Train service was on Saturday suspended in the Kashmir valley due to heavy snowfall on tracks, official sources said.
However, train service was suspended on Friday for security reasons in south Kashmir, where three militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama on Thursday.


However, trains were running normally as per schedule in north Kashmir on Friday.
They said train service has been suspended in the valley today as tracks are under one to two feet of snow and it was still snowing.
Therefore, they said, no train will chug on Badgam-Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir with Banihal in Jammu region for the second day today. Yesterday an advisory was received to suspend train service in south Kashmir for security reasons. There was apprehension of trouble after three militant were killed in encounter on Thursday in Pulwama.


No train will also chug on Srinagar-Badgam and Baramulla in north Kashmir today. However, trains were running normally yesterday on this track.
Train service will be resumed only after the weather improves and snow on the tracks are cleared, they said.

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