May 2021 News

COVID-19: Train services in Kashmir suspended for 6 days, says Railways

10 May 2021

Srinagar: Railway authorities on Monday decided to suspend train services in the Kashmir Valley for six days, starting Tuesday, in view of the worsening COVID-19 situation. 'The train services between Banihal-Baramulla section and vice-versa will remain suspended with effect from 11.05.2021 to 16.05.2021 in view of worsening COVID situation in Kashmir,' an official of the Northern Railways said. The step to shut down services comes three days ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr amid reports that migrant labourers were using it to enter the Valley to escape mandatory COVID-19 testing at Qazigund.