Farmers opposing the three agricultural laws of the center have announced a four-hour rail stop (Rail Roko Andolan) from 12 noon to 4 pm on Thursday. Due to this, Indian Railways had to cancel many trains in Punjab since Wednesday. Also, the routes of many trains also changed.
A press note issued by Northern Railway said that due to the farmers’ protest in the state, the Darbhanga-Amritsar Express special train, which was to be started on Wednesday, will remain canceled. Earlier, the rail roko movement on behalf of farmers across the state, which started in late September, was abolished in November. Then the members of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Samiti stopped many passenger trains at Jandiala Guru in Amritsar district.
However, the protesters have been sitting outside the station since November over a symbolic protest. Railways have still not run passenger trains on this route, as farmers have announced that they will only allow goods trains to and fro.
At the same time, the route of Nanded-Amritsar Express has been terminated in Chandigarh itself, after which the Amritsar-Nanded Express between Chandigarh to Amritsar will be partially canceled. Similarly, the Korba-Amritsar Express has been terminated for some time at Ambala. The Amritsar-Korba Express will start its journey from Ambala and will be partially canceled between Ambala and Amritsar.
The Ajmer-Amritsar Express has been terminated in Jalandhar City and its service between Jalandhar City and Amritsar will remain closed. Apart from this, the railways have also changed the routes of many more trains as an early precaution.