'Rail Roko' Agitation To Severely Affect Movement Of Essential Items, Food Grains: Railways

Punjab farmers started a 3-day “rail roko” agitation to voice their protest in opposition to the three farm payments

New Delhi:

The railways at present mentioned the “rail roko” (Block rail tracks) agitation in Punjab over farm payments will severely affect the loading of meals grains and different important items in addition to the motion of passengers, many travelling for emergencies in particular trains.

As farmers in Punjab started a three-day “rail roko” agitation to voice their protest in opposition to the three farm payments, the Ferozepur Railway division suspended the operation of particular trains.

The Farmer’s Produce Commerce and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Invoice, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Safety) Settlement of Value Assurance and Farm Providers Invoice, 2020 and the Important Commodities (Modification) Invoice, 2020, have been handed by each Homes and await presidential assent.

“The disruption of rail providers at the moment could have a critical affect on freight loading in addition to passenger motion. It should have an effect on motion of important items,” basic supervisor, Northern and North Central Railway Rajiv Chaudhry instructed information company PTI.

“Simply because the financial system is recovering, the agitation will severely harm the freight motion that has gained some momentum for the reason that Unlock. Additionally, this can be a time when individuals are travelling for emergency functions and this may harm them too as we now have needed to cancel/divert particular trains,” he added.

Officers mentioned that Punjab loaded 990 rakes of FCI foodgrains in August this yr and 816 rakes until September 23.

Thus, FCI is loading greater than 35 rakes of meals grains day by day from Punjab.

They mentioned Punjab additionally hundreds 9-10 rakes day by day of fertilizer, cement, auto, blended items in containers.

The state receives round 20 rakes day by day of coal, meals grain, farm merchandise, equipment petroleum merchandise, imported fertilizer and so on.

Particular passenger trains operating from the railways’ Ferozepur division have been cancelled totally or partially from September 24 to 26 in view of the farmer outfits’ three-day “rail roko” protest in opposition to the Centre’s agriculture payments.

Many freight and parcel trains have additionally been rescheduled.

In keeping with the schedule, the Amritsar-Haridwar prepare can be cancelled from September 25 to 26 and the New Delhi-Jammu Tawi Categorical from September 24 to 26.

The Hazur Saheb Nanded-Amritsar prepare won’t go to Amritsar and finish its journey in Previous Delhi. Prepare quantity 02716 will run from Previous Delhi as an alternative of Amritsar on September 25 and 26.

The Dhanbad-Ferozepur Cantt prepare won’t go to Ferozepur Cantt and finish its journey at Ambala Cantt. Prepare quantity 03308 will run from Ambala Cantt from September 24 to 26 as an alternative of Ferozepur Cantt.

The Mumbai Central-Amritsar prepare arriving on September 24 can be delivered to Ludhiana and it’ll finish its journey at Ambala from September 25 to 26.

Prepare quantity 02904 will run from Ambala from September 24 to 26 as an alternative of Amritsar.

As many as 20 trains have been partially cancelled whereas 5 have been quick terminated.
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