Indian Railways Cancels Samjhauta Express

Published on August 11, 2019
Current context: The Indian Railways has cancelled the train Samjhauta Express after Pakistan suspended its services.
Indian Railways Cancels Samjhauta Express 
  • Pakistan has suspended the service of the Samjhauta Express as well as the Thar Express trains after the Indian government revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Samjhauta means “agreement” is named for the bi-weekly train between India and Pakistan as Samjhauta Express.
  • The Friendship Express is it’s another name and runs between Delhi and Attari in India and is connected to Lahore in Pakistan.
  • The train was started following the Shimla Agreement between India and Pakistan in 1972 on 22nd July 1976 and ran between Amritsar and Lahore.
  • The train was initiated to be a daily train and later changed to a bi-weekly service train in 1994.
  • The border crossing takes place between Attari in India and Wagah in Pakistan, where the passengers have to change trains.


Q.1 Out of the following which train/trains provide service to passengers between India and Pakistan?
a. Sahara Train
b. Samjhauta Train
c. Thar Express
d. Both a & b
e. Both b & c

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