Bharat Bandh over 'Agnipath': More than 500 trains cancelled across India

Protests against the Agnipath recruitment scheme continued across India leading to traffic jams and the cancellation of over 500 trains in different divisions

Bharat Bandh, Agnipath protest

Bharat Bandh, Agnipath protest

Sourabh Lele New Delhi
Protests against the Agnipath recruitment scheme for armed forces continued to disrupt the railways and road traffic movement for the sixth day, as several organisations called for 'Bharat Bandh' on Monday, June 20.

Indian Railways cancelled around 530 trains on Monday in the wake of major losses suffered from arson and damage in the violent protests over the last five days. It included both passenger trains and express mail from different divisions. Nearly 350 trains were cancelled in Bihar alone as a precautionary measure.

While 539 trains were affected, 529 trains were cancelled, including 181 mail/express trains and 348 passengers trains, the Railways said in a statement. The Railways also partially cancelled four mail/express trains.

First Published: Jun 20 2022 | 4:15 PM IST

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