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Rail Roko: Farmers’ agitation had ‘negligible’ affect on practice companies, Railways says

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Image Source : PTI Ambala: Protesting farmers block railway tracks as a part of the nationwide Rail Roko Andolan, at Shahpur in Ambala, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. (PTI Photo)
‘Rail roko’ agitation referred to as by farmer teams had “negligible” or “minimal” affect on practice companies on Thursday, the Indian Railways stated. The blockade was held throughout the nation from 12 pm to 4 pm. According to the Railways, no untoward incident was reported because of the protest. 

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella physique of farmer unions which is spearheading the protest, had final week introduced the rail blockade to press for its demand to repeal three new farm laws. 

“The rail roko agitation passed off without any untoward incident. There was negligible or minimal impact on the running of the trains across the country. Train movement in all the zones is normal now,” a Railways spokesperson stated.

“Majority of the zones have reported not a single case of any stoppage of train by the agitators. Few trains were stopped in some areas of some Railway zones but now train operation is normal and trains are being operated smoothly. While dealing with the Rail roko agitation, utmost patience was exercised by all concerned,” he stated.

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Earlier, round 25 trains have been regulated by the Railways on account of the agitation.

The railways had deployed 20 extra firms of the RPSF throughout the nation, particularly in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

Farmer teams’ congregations at Haryana’s Ambala, Kurukshetra and Charkhi Dadri railway stations have been reported, in line with officers.
At Modinagar railway station farmers squatted on tracks however that they had very restricted impact on practice companies, stated officers.

Image Source : PTIJaipur: Bhartiya Kisan Union activists block a railway monitor throughout a four-hour rail roko demonstration throughout the nation, referred to as by Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), as a part of their agitation in opposition to Centres farm reform legal guidelines, at Gator – Jagatpura Railway Station in Jaipur, Thursday, Feb. 18,2021.


At Kurukshetra in Haryana, farmers climbed on the locomotive of Gita Jayanti Express practice which was stationary at the moment, leading to some delay.

In Punjab, protesters sat on tracks at many locations on the Delhi-Ludhiana-Amritsar railway route, officers stated.

Farmers additionally blocked the Jalandhar Cantt-Jammu railway monitor in Jalandhar and in addition blocked a rail monitor in Mohali district, they stated.

Security had been tightened in each Haryana and Punjab, with personnel of the federal government railway police and the state police drive being deployed there, officers stated.

The Ferozepur division of the Northern Railways determined to halt trains at stations in order that passengers face much less inconvenience throughout the ‘rail roko’ protest.

In Rajasthan, officers stated the Rewari-Sri Ganganagar particular practice was the one practice cancelled because of the agitation, whereas few others have been delayed.

In West Bengal too, stray incidents have been reported throughout the state with little or no impact on rail companies.

Within an hour of the agitation being over, the Railways stated all its companies have been operating usually throughout the nation. (With PTI inputs) 

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