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.