The ‘RAIL ROKO’ agitation affects 130 locations in Northern Railway zone, hinder of 50 trains

Jaipur: The Samyukt Kisan Morcha’s (SKM) 6-hour ‘rail roko’ agitation on Monday over the Lakhimpur violence affected 130 locations in the Northern Railway zone and troubled the running of 50 trains, said its chief public relation officer. The trains that have been affected in the Northern Railway (NR) zone include the Chandigarh-Ferozepur Express. Its scheduled departure from Ludhiana was 7 a.m., but has been stranded there due to a blockade in the Ferozpur-Ludhiana section, the official said.

In the North Western Railway rail traffic was affected in some sections in Rajasthan and Haryana with two trains cancelled, 13 partially cancelled and one diverted due to the agitation. The New Delhi-Amritsar Shatabdi Express was halted near Shambu station as protesters blocked railway tracks near Sahnewal and Rajpura. “Thus far, 130 locations in the Northern Railway zone have been affected and operations of 50 trains hindered,” the Northern Railway CPRO said.

In Rajasthan, the protest affected the train movement in Hanumangarh and Sriganganagar of the Bikaner division. A Railway spokesperson said rail traffic on Bhiwani-Rewari, Sirsa-Rewari, Loharu-Hisar, Suratgarh-Bathinda, Sirsa-Bathinda, Hanumangarh-Bathinda, Rohtak-Bhiwani, Rewari-Sadulpur, Hisar-Bathinda, Hanumangarh-Sadulpur and Sri Ganganagar-Rewari sections was affected due to the agitation.

 

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