Srinagar: Train services in Nowgam area of
Kashmir Valley resumed on Tuesday after a railway track blown
in a blast by militants last night, was speedily repaired,
The railway engineers began the restoration work on
the damaged track in the wee hours today to ensure that the
rail operations were not affected, they said.
The restoration work was completed in time to allow
the trains to ply between Srinagar and Qazigund in South
Kashmir`s Anantnag district, the officials said.
Militants last night blew up a two-meter section of
the railway track at Soothoo in Nowgam area in the ouskirts
of the city, by triggering a blast.
Besides causing damage to the two concrete sleepers of
the track, the blast also smashed window panes of nearby
houses but no one was hurt in the incident.
The train service in Kashmir, which operates from dawn
to dusk only, was started in October 2008 by Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.