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Railway To Restore 11 Trains; Punjab Farmers Say Will Not Allow Passenger Trains


Four cancelled trains and 7 short-terminated trains restored: Western Railway (Representational)

Amritsar/Mumbai:

Farmers in Punjab’s Amritsar continued their protest towards the brand new farm legal guidelines, saying that they won’t permit the passenger trains to run, at the same time as Western Railway (WR) introduced to revive the companies of 11 trains, which have been both cancelled, short-terminated or short-originated, on Monday.

The Western Railway (WR) on Monday stated it restored 11 trains, which have been both cancelled, short-terminated or short-originated, because of the farmers’ agitation in Punjab.

According to an official launch of the Western Railway, 4 cancelled trains and 7 short-terminated trains have been restored from varied days beginning Monday.

“Due to the kisan (farmers’) agitation in Punjab, train movement was affected as the tracks were blocked by the agitators. The agitation has been called off and the tracks were cleared on November 23, 2020. Hence, some trains which were cancelled/short-terminated/short-originated have been restored,” Sumit Thakur, Chief Public Relations Officer of the Western Railway, stated.

According to the discharge, Up and Down Bandra Terminus-Jammu Tawi Special practice, and Up and Down Dr Ambedkar Nagar-Shri Mata Vaishnodevi Katra Special practice, which remained cancelled, have been restored.

The restored short-terminated or short-originated trains embody particular trains between Mumbai Central-Amritsar, Bandra Terminus-Amritsar, Bandra Terminus-Amritsar particular clone practice, and Up and Down Bandra Terminus-Jammu Tawi parcel particular practice, it stated.

The Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee stated that they won’t permit the passenger trains to run.

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On Monday night time, the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee members blocked railway tracks in Amritsar’s Jandiala Guru to protest towards the just lately enacted farm legal guidelines.

“We will allow freight trains and not passenger trains. We are ready to give our life if the central government does not scrap these laws, which are against farmers,” Satnam Singh Pannu, Punjab state president of the committee, instructed ANI.

The developments come at the same time as Indian Railways is getting ready to renew passenger practice companies in Punjab whereas following COVID-19 protocols from Wednesday.

The Indian Railways on Sunday determined to revive practice companies in Punjab, beginning with the trial run of freight trains on Monday to look at security and safety on the tracks.

Punjab farmers are observing ”rail-roko” protest towards three agriculture legal guidelines — the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

In view of the agitation, the Railways Ministry had suspended items practice companies. Also, a number of passenger trains have been cancelled, whereas a few of them have been short-terminated.

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