SRINAGAR, Dec 5: A fortnightly train service for children would chug from December 11 between Banihal and Baramulla and arrangements to this effect were finalised in a meeting chaired by Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti.
The meeting deliberated on the logistic arrangements and other issues for running of the train service.
Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar was also present in the meeting.
The train would take off from Banihal every alternate Sunday from December 11 at 8.15 am and reach Baramulla at 10.40 am from where it would return back at 10.50 am to reach Banihal back at 01.35 pm. The train would again move from Banihal at 02.10 pm and reach Baramulla at 05.05 pm to finally return back at 05.15 pm for the day.
Starting from Banihal, the train would have stops at Qazigund, Anantnag, Awantipora, Srinagar, Budgam and Sopore before reaching Baramulla. In the first instance, students from Government run schools would be taken on the train ride but subsequently the facility would be thrown open to children of private schools as well.