Authorities suspend Banihal-Baramulla rail service

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Authorities suspend Banihal-Baramulla rail service

Srinagar, March 16: The Banihal-Baramulla rail was suspended on Wednesday as a precautionary measure amidst the gunfight at Nowgam area in uptown Srinagar.

The train service was suspended due to "apprehension of law and order problem" in Nowgam where the Srinagar station of the Banihal-Baramulla rail line is located, police said.

Railway officials said, "In view of the encounter at Shankarpora falling under police station Nowgam Srinagar, there is the apprehension of a law and order problem. Therefore the train services from Banihal to Baramulla and vice versa will remain suspended on Wednesday, as a precautionary measure".

Pertinently, on March 11 the authorities suspended services from Awantipora in Pulwama district to Anantnag after two militants were killed in Naina Batpora, the area in Pulwama district which falls in the vicinity of Parigam, where one of the railway stations in south Kashmir is located.

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