SRINAGAR: Authorities on Wednesday extended till June 30 the suspension of train services from Banihal to Baramulla and vice versa in Kashmir Valley. However, from July 1 onwards, train services from Banihal-Baramulla and vice versa shall be allowed with 50% capacity.
Official sources said that railway authorities have taken the decision on the request by the J&K administration and have subsequently informed the field agencies about it.
On May 10, the authorities suspended the services In view of the covid-19 situation in Kashmir Valley and as per the guidelines and SOPs issued by the government. Later it was extended from time to time.
The decision had followed huge rush of passengers at stations amid continuing increase in the number Covid cases.