Life returns normal in Kashmir: Mobile, train services restored

SRINAGAR: After three days of complete shutdown life returns to normalcy in Kashmir valley.
Hurriyat had called for valley wide shutdown against the killing of Hizibul Mujahideen militants. All business establishments, schools and government offices resume functioning normally.

Reports reaching from all major towns of district headquarters said that all shops were opened besides traffic was plying normally.  There were no restrictions anywhere in Kashmir and life was going on normally across the valley.

The phone service which was suspended following the killing of Hizb commander Sabzar Bhat and his associate Faizan Ahmad was restored. Train services were also resumed after remaining suspended for security reasons.

Official said that all trains between Srinagar-Budgam-Sopore and Baramulla in north Kashmir are running as per schedule. Similarly, train services from Budgam-Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region also resumed

Meanwhile traffic was resumed on the Srinagar-Jammu and Srinagar-Leh national highways besides historic Mughal
road after remaining suspended for two days due to security reasons.

However, the officials said class work in all schools and colleges in the districts of Anantnag, Shopian, Pulwama and Budgam has been suspended for the day as a precautionary measure.

They said all higher secondary schools and colleges in Srinagar have also been closed for today.

Official said that the class works in few higher secondary schools and colleges in the districts of Ganderbal and Kupwara has also been suspended for the day, but university-level examinations were being conducted as per the schedule.

Phone service continues suspended in Tral
Mobile phone services continued to remain suspended in Tral- Awantipora areas of south Kashmir on the fifth consecutive day today, causing immense inconvenience to thousands of subscribers.

Authorities snapped mobile services across Kashmir on Saturday afternoon after Hizb commander Sabzar Bhat and his aide were killed by government forces in Tral area of Pulwama district.

Cellular company official said that mobile phone services will remain barred in the area until further government orders.  (PTK)

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