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India too cancels Samjhauta Express

India used to run the train between Delhi and Attari, and Pakistan between Lahore and Attari.PTI-

India used to run the train between Delhi and Attari, and Pakistan between Lahore and Attari.PTI-  

Two had booked for Sunday service

The Indian Railways on Sunday announced the cancellation of its leg of the Samjhauta Express train, days after Pakistan suspended the service on its side.

India runs the train on Sundays from Delhi to Attari and back, while Pakistan used to run the train between Lahore and Attari. Passengers used to change trains at the Attari station.

“In consequent to Pakistan’s decision to cancel Samjhauta exp 14607/14608 running between Lahore and Atari... The link exp train number 14001/14002 running between Delhi and Atari also stands cancelled,” said Deepak Kumar, Chief Public Relations Officer of Northern Railway.

Two passengers had booked tickets for the Sunday’s service, officials said.

Pakistan suspended the Samjhauta Express and the Thar Express trains amid tensions between the two neighbouring countries after the government revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and divided the State into two Union territories.

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