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Samjhauta Express

The Samjhauta
Express (Hindi:
समझौता एक्सप्रेस,
Urdu:
ﺳﻤﺠﮭﻮﺗﺎ ﺍﮐﺴﭙﺮﻳﺲ)
commonly called the
Friendship Express, is
a twice-weekly train –
Tuesdays and Fridays –
that runs between Delhi
and Attari in India and
Lahore in Pakistan. The
word samjhauta means
"agreement","accord"
and "compromise" in
both Hindi and Urdu.
Until the reopening of
the Thar Express, this
was the only rail
connection between the
two countries. The train
was started on July 22,
1976 following the
Shimla Agreement and
ran between Amritsar
and Lahore, a distance
of about 42 km.
Following disturbances
in Punjab in the late
eighties, due to security
reasons Indian Railways
decided to terminate
the service at Attari,
where customs and
immigration clearances
take place. On April 14,
2000, in an agreement
between Indian
Railways and Pakistan
Railways (PR), the
distance was revised to
cover just under three
km.


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