Train services resumed in the Kashmir Valley From February 22 after remaining suspended for around 11 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As per official statement, it reads “Nearly 1,100 people travelled between Banihal and Baramulla railway stations as train services resumed in Kashmir on Monday after remaining suspended for around 11 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic”.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said this will enhance ease of movement and provide a big boost to the tourism sector.
The officials said nearly 1,100 passengers used the service on the first day after the resumption of the service. “We will be following this schedule — one train up from Banihal and one down from Baramulla — for the time being,” they said.
“Railways to resume train operations in Kashmir Valley on Banihal-Baramulla section from 22nd February, with two services operating initially,” Goyal tweeted. At present, the railway services in Kashmir operate between Banihal in Ramban District and Baramulla only.
Earlier, the Railways said that no date has yet been fixed for resumption of all passenger train operations.
The Indian Railways has been increasing the number of train services in a graded manner.