Today, Pakistani authorities have restored services of Samjhauta Express between Delhi and Lahore, days after the train services were suspended due to stressed bilateral ties.
The Samjhauta Express departs on every Monday and Thursday from Lahore. The train has the capacity to carry over 150 passengers left Pakistan’s Lahore Railway Station for India, reports Pak sources.
On Saturday, the Railway officials in New Delhi have announced that the two nations have agreed to operational services at their ends.
On February 28, India has canceled the operations of the Samjhauta Express. The train leaves for Lahore every Wednesday and Sunday from Delhi.
Amidst increasing tense bilateral ties in the consequences of Pulwama terror attack, Pakistani authorities have also suspended the services of Samjhauta Express on February 28.
The steps of Samjhauta Express is generally recorded as occupancy of over 70 percent, had drastically fallen post the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14, in which 40 CRPF jawans have lost their lives.
Tensions increased between Pakistan and India in the wake of Pulwama terror attack, had claim responsibility by Pak-based terror outfit JeM.
The Samjhauta Express was named after the old Hindi word for “agreement”, comprises of AC 3-tier and six sleeper coaches.
From July 22, 1976, the service of Samjhauta Express was started under the Shimla Agreement, which settled the 1971 war between the two countries.
On the Indian side, the Samjhauta Express runs from Delhi to Attari and Lahore to Wagah on Pak side.