PM to flag off first train in Kashmir Valley today

October 11th, 2008 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI  

Manmohan Singh

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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