Railways has cancelled the operations of the Indo-Pak Samjhauta Express on its side from Thursday, which senior officials said was due to “purely operational reasons” as Pakistan had suspended services from across the border. A notification in this regard was issued here.
Pakistan has already suspended services on its end, officials said here, amidst strain in ties in the aftermath of the February 14 terror attack on CRPF personnel in Pulwama and subsequent developments. The train, which was supposed to leave from Attari to Delhi at around 8 pm Thursday, has been cancelled.
The Railway Board has also suspended all operations of the Attari Special Express, Delhi-Attari-Delhi, which together with the Wagah-Lahore link is known as the Samjhauta or Friendship Express, from the train’s next scheduled run which is on Sunday, March 3, according to the order. Read More