Railways cancels 25 trains: A Northern Railway statement said that due to blocking railway track in Amritsar of Punjab, at least 25 trains were canceled and seven others were diverted on Tuesday. The movement has strayed and has left the scores of passengers traveling to Amritsar.
Two trains were short term in New Delhi-Amritsar Shatabdi Express and New Delhi-Amritsar Shan-e-Punjab Express respectively in Jalandhar City and Beas city.
Railways cancels 25 trains, diverts seven over farmers protests in Punjab
The trains which were canceled include New Delhi-Jalandhar Intercity Express, Amritsar-Haridwar Jan Shatabdi Express, Haridwar-Amritsar Jan Shatabdi Express, Chandigarh-Amritsar Superfast Express, and Nangaldam-Amritsar Express.
Trains which are diverted include Delhi-Pathankot Superfast Express, Amritsar-New Delhi Shatabdi Express, and Amritsar-Sealdah Akal Takht Express.
Farmers are agitating for various demands, including implementing recommendations of the Swaminathan Commission report.
In Kisan Mazdoor Sangarsh Committee (KMSC), Thousands of Farmers, Labour, and Women under the banner of KMSC kept their protest of ‘Jail Bharo Andolan’ on the Fourth day on Monday, blocking the Amritsar-Delhi rail line in Jandiala city, 20km from the district headquarter Protesters blocked traffic on Amritsar-Delhi route at 1:30 pm, canceling 22 trains and canceling 24. Thousands of passengers were stranded.
Amritsar Railway station Director Amrit Singh Said, We have canceled 22 Trains, while 24 trains have been diverted through Amritsar-Tarn Taran-Beas and Jalandhar-Mukerian-Pathankot routes. Apart from this, eight trains have been reduced to Beas railway station and six trains have been shortened from Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Phagwara and Beas railway stations”. For the latest news, you can visit www.indiatimelines.com.
The demonstrators were on dharna outside the office of the deputy commissioner of Tarn Taran with their various demands from March 1. They were demanding from the state government that either their demands should be met or arrested.
Pannu said, “The government should arrest us or we should assure us to fulfill all our demands, otherwise we will continue the stir.”
Deputy Commissioner (DC), Amritsar, Shivdular Singh Dhillon said that the officers of the district administration were interacting with the farmers. “We are talking with the farmers that they should raise the protest”, They said.