The “rail roko” protest by Punjabi farmers continues as they call for financial assistance, a guarantee of MSP, and other demands. Affected trains. Today, September 30, the “rail roko” protest by Punjabi farmers entered its third day.
A legal guarantee to MSP, the dismissal of cases pertaining to the agitation in Delhi, financial aid for losses incurred in recent floods, as well as compensation and employment for the families of farmers who died during the agitation were among the demands made by farmers as part of their “rail roko” agitation. On September 28, a three-day demonstration organized by farmers in Amritsar, Punjab, under the direction of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, began.
Shobhan Chaudhuri, general manager of Northern Railway, discussed the ongoing farmers’ protest with news agency ANI and claimed that it has hampered train traffic. “So far, 150 passenger trains and over 90 postal express trains have been canceled. We are evaluating the circumstances,” he said to ANI.
Here are ten things you should be aware of. 1. According to Northern Railway, Train Number 04591 from Ludhiana-Chheharata Special JCO from September 28 to October 30 will short terminate at Mananwala, while Train Number 04592 from Chheharata to Ludhiana Special JCO will short originate from Mananwala.
In 20 locations around Punjab, including Faridkot, Samrala, Moga, Hoshiarpur, Gurdaspur, Jalandhar, Tarn Taran, Sangrur, Patiala, Ferozepur, Bathinda, and Amritsar, there is a commotion currently ongoing.
According to railway officials, the unrest caused several trains to be cancelled, the routes of many others to be changed, and some to be short-terminated. 91 trains in the Ferozepur division were canceled, 48 were short-terminated, 5 were short-originated, and 35 were diverted, according to railway officials. They also mentioned the impact on 14 cargo trains and 179 passenger trains.
The farmers also shut down the national highway connecting Chandigarh, Ambala, and Delhi on Friday for seven hours. Near Lalru in Punjab, a group of farmers with ties to the Bharti Kisan Union (Sidhupur) set up camp on the Chandigarh-Ambala-Delhi national highway and parked their tractors there as well. After seven hours, the blockage was lifted as promised by the district administration officials. The highway was shut on both sides during the day, according to a Punjab Police official, and traffic was redirected to alternate streets.
Several farmer organizations are taking part in the demonstration, including the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, Bharti Kisan Union (Krantikari), Bharti Kisan Union (Ekta Azaad), Azaad Kisan Committee, Doaba, Bharti Kisan Union (Behramke), Bharti Kisan Union (Shaheed Bhagat Singh), and the Bharti Kisan Union (Chottu Ram).