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Indian Railways cancels Samjhauta Express at international border

PTI New Delhi | Updated on August 11, 2019 Published on August 11, 2019

Pakistan suspended the Samjhauta Express and the Thar Express trains amid tensions between the two Indian and Pakistan after the Article 370 was scrapped   -  PTI

Earlier, Pakistan had suspended services of the train at its border

The Indian Railways announced on Sunday that it has cancelled the Samjhauta Express train run at its end of the international border, days after Pakistan suspended services on its side.

The railways run the train on Sundays from Delhi to Attari and back, while Pakistan used to run the train between Lahore and Attari. Passengers used to change trains at the Attari station.

“In consequent to Pakistan’s decision to cancel Samjhauta Express 14607/14608 running between Lahore and Atari. The link express train number 14001/14002 running between Delhi and Atari also stands cancelled (sic),” said Deepak Kumar, Chief Public Relations Officer of Northern Railway.

Two passengers had booked tickets for the Sunday’s service, officials said.

Pakistan suspended the Samjhauta Express and the Thar Express trains amid tensions between the two neighbouring countries after the Centre revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and divided the state into two Union territories.

Published on August 11, 2019
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