The commuters will finally heave a sigh of relief with the suspended Jammu-Udhampur DMU rail service set to be resumed from today.
The rail service was suspended for a period of two months to facilitate “Mahakumbh” from January 15 to March 5 in Uttar Pradesh.
“The service will be restored from Monday (Dec 31),” a railway official said.
He added that the service will operate as per scheduled chart on Pathankot-Jammu-Udhampur route.
The route has five halts from Udhampur to Jammu and vice versa.
The DMU facility was flagged of by the former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in April 2005.
The service was of great relief for the government employees, students and labourers.
Former Union Minister and National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah also met the Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal demanding resumption of the DMU service in the welfare of the passengers.
Meanwhile, locals have welcomed the step of resuming the service and thanked the railway ministry for considering their demand.