According to recent reports, Train services resumed in the Kashmir Valley on Monday after remaining suspended for around 11 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said on Monday that this will enhance ease of movement and provide a big boost to the tourism sector in J&K.
"Railways to resume train operations in Kashmir Valley on Banihal-Baramulla section from 22nd February, with two services operating initially," Goyal tweeted. Earlier, the Railways said that no date has yet been fixed for resumption of all passenger train operations.
Railways to resume train operations in Kashmir valley on Banihal-Baramulla section from 22nd February, with two services operating initially.— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) February 21, 2021
This will enhance ease of movement and provide a big boost to the tourism sector. pic.twitter.com/vlWReFJFbI
The Indian Railways has been increasing the number of train services in a graded manner." Already more than 65 percent trains are running. Over 250 plus trains were added in January alone and more will be added gradually," an official said.
Currently, only special trains which are fully reserved are operational across the country along with some suburban train services. All regular train services were canceled since March 25 when the coronavirus lockdown was announced.