369 trains cancelled due to Agnipath protests : The Tribune India

369 trains cancelled due to Agnipath protests

These include 210 mail/express and 159 local passenger trains

369 trains cancelled due to Agnipath protests

Youths protesting against Agnipath scheme at city railway station in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan

PTI

New Delhi, June 18

The Railways cancelled 369 trains on Saturday due to the agitation against the Centre’s recently announced Agnipath scheme for recruitment of soldiers in the armed forces, officials said.

These include 210 mail/express and 159 local passenger trains.

The Railways has also partially cancelled two mail/express trains, thus the total number of trains affected during the day is 371, the officials said.

The Centre’s announcement of the Agnipath scheme—which proposes to recruit soldiers for four years and retire 75 per cent of them without pension and other social security benefits after the end of their term—has been met with violent protests by youths in various parts of the country.

They have blocked roads and railway tracks, and also set train coaches on fire.

In Bihar, where a strike was called Saturday in support of the agitation, bandh supporters set fire to Taregana railway station in Masaurhi sub-division of Patna district.

The railways’ East Central zone, headquartered in Bihar’s Hajipur, said that in view of the prevailing situation, 32 trains have been cancelled in the state.

“To ensure safety and security of passengers and railway property, trains originating in other zones will ply through ECR only after 8 PM on Saturday and continue till 4 AM on Sunday. Movement of such trains will be restored at 8 PM on Sunday,” said ECR Chief Public Relations Officer Virendra Kumar.

#Agnipath #agniveers #indian army

Tribune Shorts


Top News

No talks with Pakistan; Modi govt won't tolerate terrorism, Amit Shah says in J-K

No talks with Pakistan; Modi govt won't tolerate terrorism, Amit Shah says in J-K's Baramulla

Addressing a rally in Baramulla, Shah asks whether terrorism...

Pilot killed as army helicopter crashes in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang

Pilot killed as army helicopter crashes in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang

The Ministry of Defence spokesperson from Tezpur says the mi...

25 dead after bus with wedding party falls into gorge in Uttarakhand

25 killed as bus carrying marriage party falls into gorge in Uttarakhand

45-50 people, including women and children, were on the bus

Accused in J-K DG Prisons murder case confesses to crime

Accused in J-K DG Prisons murder case confesses to crime

Reason for the crime not yet known


Cities

View All