‘Rail roko’ agitation known as by farmer teams had “negligible” or “minimal” impact on train providers 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 as a result of 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.
Earlier, round 25 trains had been regulated by the Railways on account of the agitation.
The railways had deployed 20 further corporations 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 had been reported, in accordance with officers.
At Modinagar railway station farmers squatted on tracks however they had very restricted impact on train providers, stated officers.
At Kurukshetra in Haryana, farmers climbed on the locomotive of Gita Jayanti Express train 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 observe in Jalandhar and likewise blocked a rail observe 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 power 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 train was the one train cancelled as a result of agitation, whereas few others had been delayed.
In West Bengal too, stray incidents had been reported throughout the state with little or no impact on rail providers.
Within an hour of the agitation being over, the Railways stated all its providers had been working usually throughout the nation. (With PTI inputs)