Bilateral Train Services: Samjhota Express leaves for New Delhi on Monday after a short suspension
LAHORE: Following the ban on train service operations by India due to probable security threat, the bilateral train services restored on Monday when Indian authorities granted permission.
Samjhota Express on Monday left for New Delhi from Lahore Railway Platform after a short suspension.
The train carrying 138 passengers under strict security arrangements left for India.
It is pertinent to mention that the train would leave for New Delhi after custom and immigration clearance at Wagah border.
Earlier, the Indian Railways sent a fax to the Pakistan Railways Headquarters stating that the Samjhota Express won’t be able to operate on Monday, either from Pakistan to India or from India to Pakistan as per its regular schedule.
The fax cited security issues due to protests in Amritsar as the reason. However, in a second fax that was received at around 9:20pm PST, the Indian Railways allowed the train operations and was convinced that the situation was under control and the train operation won’t be sabotaged due to the social unrest in Amritsar.