No more ‘Samjhauta’ between India & Pakistan
Railways has decided to cancel operations of the India-Pak Samjhauta Expresson its side due to drastic decline in occupancy , especially after Pulawama terror attack.The operation of Samjhauta Express has been suspended today (Thursday) in view of the prevailing tensions between Pakistan and India.No date of resumption of services has been fixed so far, said the officials.
The Railway Board cancelled 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.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 Samjahuta Express departs from Lahore on Mondays and Thursdays. The bi-weekly train was scheduled to leave Lahore with 16 passengers when the suspension took effect.