Srinagar | May 05 : Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today formally flagged off two super-fast trains in Anantnag adding the train service in Kashmir to 30 a day. She later boarded the train that had scores of students on board from various schools. Mufti went to Baramulla and then returned to Srinagar in the train.
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Member parliament Muzaffar Hussain Beig and many other ministers were accompanying the Chief Minister.
Interestingly, the super-fast trains skip Mehbooba’s home town Bijbehara.
With the introduction of these super-fast trains, the summer capital, Srinagar will be barely 35 minutes away from Anantnag in south and Baramulla in north. The train, however, would require close to two hours in chugging the entire operational track.
“This will ease the traffic mess on the highway and help employees and students especially,” she said at the occasion. (PTK)
2015 Kashmir Despatch