Banihal, Feb 2: Demanding the restoration of Bararmulla-Banihal train service, people on Tuesday staged a massive protest in Banihal seeking the intervention of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha.

Senior Congress leader and former Minister of State Waqar Rasool was also part of the protest.

Rasool told that since August 2019, the train chugged only for a week. “People especially traders and students are suffering due to suspension of train service,” he said adding that this local train service should be restored without any delay.

Vikar Rasool said that the poor people are immensely suffering while the authorities are showing no interest in mitigating their sufferings.

The protesters raised slogans against Northern Railways and appealed LG Manoj Singh to intervene into the matter.

“Public transport is open and so is air traffic. Coaching Centres are doing their business but citing Covid as reason, poor people are being deprived of availing the services of railways,” the protesters told.