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Three-day 'rail roko' over farm bills hits freight, passenger operations

The Railways has cancelled at least 14 pairs of special trains running from the Ferozepur division from September 24 to 26 following the strike call

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The Railways has cancelled at least 14 pairs of special trains running from the Ferozepur division from September 24 to 26, following the strike call.

Shine Jacob New Delhi
Farmers in several parts of Punjab on Thursday started a three-day “rail roko” agitation against the Union government’s three agriculture sector Bills.

The Railways has cancelled at least 14 pairs of special trains running from the Ferozepur division from September 24 to 26, following the strike call. The decision was taken keeping in mind the safety of passengers and the protection of railway property, it indicated.

The agitation, being held under the banner of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangarsh Samiti and other farmer outfits, is also expected to affect freight traffic, which has seen some recovery in recent months.

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First Published: Sep 24 2020 | 8:37 PM IST

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