PM flags off first train in Srinagar

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Srinagar, Oct 11: Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Saturday, Oct 11 flagged off the first train connecting Srinagar with central parts of Kashmir Valley. The train will run on the Anantnag-Srinagar-Rajwansher rail route. As a symbolic gesture, the PM boarded 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.


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