Train, bus services from Jammu and Kashmir resume

World Sunday 27/August/2017 16:59 PM
By: Times News Service
Train, bus services from Jammu and Kashmir resume

Jammu: Train and inter-state bus services from here has resumed after being suspended on Friday in view of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's conviction in a rape case.
The conviction by a CBI court at Panchkula in Haryana triggered widespread violence, killing 36 people and injuring over 250 others.
Dozens of trains from Jammu Tawi Railway station and Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Railway station in Katra were cancelled as a precautionary measure stranding thousands of passengers, including devotees.
While 18 trains, including six from Shri Mata Vaishno Devi station, were cancelled on Friday, 12 others were cancelled on Sunday.
"Rail service resumed from here at 9.30pm yesterday after security clearance. While four trains operated from Jammu station, two others originated from Katra and the operations continued till 2am on Sunday, clearing almost all thestranded passengers," Jammu station superintendent Ashwani Kumar Sharma told PTI here.
He said the six trains to different destinations operated with one hour interval from each other.
"Normal operations are going on since this morning," Sharma said. The inter-state bus service resumed partially last night. It resumed normal operations this morning, a spokesperson of the All India Sleeper Coaches Owners Association said.
Private buses to different destinations including Delhi and Chandigarh left from here on Saturday night after getting security clearance from the authorities concerned, he said.