Train service resumed in Kashmir valley. (Nominal picture)
Train services in Kashmir Valley were closed from 19 March 2020 due to the Corona crisis. At the same time, the services of all the regular passenger trains were stopped from 25 March 2020 across the country. After this, from May 2020, the railway gradually restored the train service as per the requirement. Still the railway is not operating the train with its full capacity.
- February 22, 2021, 10:58 PM IST
Railway Ministry said, only two trains will be run now
The Ministry of Railways on Monday said that currently only two trains will be run in Kashmir Valley. There are 17 railway stations in 137 km journey from Banihal to Baramulla section. The ministry says that with the resumption of train service, movement in the Kashmir Valley will become easier. Also, the tourism sector of Kashmir will also get a boost. Let us know that in view of the Corona crisis in the whole country, all the regular passenger trains were stopped from 25 March 2020. After this, from May 2020, the railway gradually restored the train service as per the requirement. Still the railway is not operating the train with its full capacity.
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