Samjhauta Express arrives in Delhi 4 hrs late after being halted by Pakistan at Wagah

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Samjhauta Express in Delhi
Samjhauta Express in Delhi

New Delhi : The Samjhauta Express which was halted by the Pakistani authorities at the Wagah border arrived in Delhi with a delay of 4 hours, the railways said.

The train which runs between India and Pakistan carried 117 passengers, including 48 Pakistanis. On Thursday, the passengers were stranded at the Wagah Border after the Pakistani Army stopped it citing security concerns. 

The Indian railways had sent one engine along with crew and guard to escort the train from Wagah to Attari on the Indian side.

On Thursday, hundreds of passengers from both sides of the border were stuck for several hours waiting for security clearances following the disruption in the train service that connects Delhi and Lahore. Post several hours of waiting, the train headed to Lahore departed from Attari at 6:41 pm with 103 passengers, including 10 Pakistanis, railway officials had said.

A day after Islamabad downgraded diplomatic ties with New Delhi over developments in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan’s Federal Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed told the media in Islamabad on Thursday that Pakistan has closed the Samjhauta Express train service with India.

However, railway officials here said the train has not been suspended.