PM to flag off first train in Kashmir Valley todayOctober 11th, 2008 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Oct 11 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will today flag off the first train connecting Srinagar with central parts of Kashmir Valley.
The train would run on the Anantnag-Srinagar-Rajwansher rail route.
As a symbolic gesture, the PM will board the Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) train from Nowgam station.
The inauguration of the train service is a part of the plan to connect Baramulla to Qazigund. However, connecting the Kashmir Valley with the rest of the country still remains a distant dream.
The commercial use of the train will take some time to start, said sources. (ANI)
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