Farmers have once again started a three-day agitation across Punjab for their demands. Farmers are holding roll roko agitation in many places from September 28 to September 30. The main demand of the farmers behind this movement is that the farmers of Punjab and North India should be compensated for the losses caused by the floods. Farmers are demanding that the central government should issue a special package to compensate the loss. Apart from these demands, farmers are agitating for old demands as well.
Farmers staged a dharna on the railway track at the Jalandhar Cantt railway station in Punjab from Thursday morning. The farmers say that this protest will continue day and night for the next 3 days. Railways and passengers are suffering a lot due to this movement of farmers. Several passenger trains have been cancelled. Many are running late. Trains from Delhi to Jammu and from Delhi to Amritsar have been affected due to the strike on the railway tracks.
Jalandhar Cantt Police SHO Sukhbir Singh said that the Punjab Police is coordinating with the RPF. An intelligence network has been activated so that information reaches the police immediately if there is any damage to railway property or the situation is out of control. Railway traffic from the concerned routes has been completely cancelled. Meanwhile, many passengers are facing a lot of trouble.
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Sarwan Singh Pandher, general secretary, Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, Punjab says,” Rail roko will begin across Punjab for three days today. There are many issues including the MSP pic.twitter.com/fqj2izYA2T
— ANI (@ANI) September 28, 2023
More than 100 trains affected
According to the information received, more than 100 trains plying on this route are affected due to the ongoing agitation by the Railways at the Jalandhar Cantt Railway Station. Around 100 trains from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi, Maharashtra to Punjab have either been canceled or their routes have been changed. Railways is currently planning to divert routes as farmers are agitating at several places.
Passengers are facing a lot of problems due to the entire agitation, the passengers sitting at Jalandhar railway station say that they are not being given any concrete information by the railways. A Jalandhar-bound passenger says that he has been inquiring for the past several hours, but so far neither has the railway informed him that the train has been canceled nor has its route been diverted.
The railway department had realized a day before that the trains would be affected due to the farmers’ agitation. Railways had said that 150 trains plying on this route will be affected due to farmers’ agitation. According to the Railways, more than 100 passenger trains and about 50 goods trains are likely to be affected.