Tribune News Service
Ambala, February 17
Farmers protesting against the three agricultural laws are all set for ‘rail roko’ on Thursday.
In a video released here, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), Charuni, chief Gurnam Singh Charuni has urged the farmers to assemble at the decided sites in their respective districts and make the protest a success.
“As decided by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha, trains will be stopped from 12 noon to 4 pm on February 18. I appeal to all farmers to fix one site in their respective districts and assemble there. We have to ensure that the protest is held in a peaceful manner”, said Charuni .
BKU (Charuni) Ambala district vice-president Gulab Singh said, “We will block the Delhi-Amritsar track near Shahpur village in Ambala. We urge the farmers to ensure that the protest remains peaceful.”
BKU (Charuni) Kurukshetra district chief Krishan Kumar said farmers from Kurukshetra and Kaithal would assemble at Theme Park in Kurukshetra, from where they would head towards the railway station.
On the other hand, the Railway authorities have decided to stop trains at big stations during this period so that passengers could be provided all facilities.
Additional Divisional Railway Manager (operations), Ambala division, Pankaj Gupta said, “We have been apprised of the locations where the farmers will be staging protests. Arrangements have been made accordingly. An emergency control room has been set up to keep a tab on the situation. Twelve trains under the division are likely to be affected during this period. We will regulate and stop trains in such a manner that passengers are not harassed. Additional personnel of the Railway Protection Force have been deployed. Since limited trains are plying currently, there will be hardly three to four trains at the Ambala Cantonment railway station.”
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