Samjhauta Express resumes service after Jat stir
The Samjhauta Express train Thursday resumed its service, days after it was suspended due to protests by Jats in Haryana, leaving many people stranded on both sides of the border.
Lahore: The Samjhauta Express train today resumed its service, days after it was suspended due to protests by Jats in Haryana, leaving many people stranded on both sides of the border.
The move came after Pakistan yesterday resumed the Lahore-Delhi 'Dosti' bus service.
Samjhauta Express left for Atari via Wagha Border with over 100 passengers on board. The train leaves for India twice a week -- Monday and Thursday.
Pakistan and Indian authorities had extended the visas of the passengers who were to leave for their destinations earlier this week by the Lahore-Delhi Dosti Bus service and the Samjhauta Express but were stranded because of the agitation.
The bus and train services between the two countries were suspended after the Jat agitators blocked major road and rail routes in Haryana for days, demanding quota under OBC. At least 28 people were killed in the violent agitation.