Rail Roko

Rajasthan: Train cancelled, some delayed as farmers squat on tracks

Rajasthan: Train cancelled, some delayed as farmers squat on tracks

Communist party activists block a railway track during a four-hour rail roko demonstration across the country, called by Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), as part of their agitation against Centres farm reform laws, in Jaipur on February 1- PTI

Jaipur, February 18

A train was cancelled and a few others were delayed as farmers squatted on tracks as part of their agitation against the Centre's farm laws in Rajasthan on Thursday.

The Rewari-Sri Ganganagar special train was cancelled due to the farmers' "rail roko" agitation, said chief spokesperson of the North-Western Railway, Gaurav Gaur.

He, however, said the protest by farmers was largely symbolic and claimed that not much impact was seen in the areas under the North-Western Railway.

Farmers staged demonstrations on tracks at several places.

They stopped a train in Jaipur and climbed on its engine. When RPF personnel brought them down, they sat on tracks.

Looking at the agitation near Malakhera, a train was halted at the Rajgarh station by the railway authorities. - PTI

Top Stories

Elections in states, Parliament session likely to be cut short

Elections in states, Parliament session likely to be cut short

145 legislators urge Lok Sabha Speaker to curtail proceeding...

One-sided and false assertions: India condemns UK lawmakers’ debate on farmers’ stir

One-sided and false assertions: India condemns UK lawmakers’ debate on farmers’ stir

The Indian High Commission made its displeasure known despit...

Undocumented Indian immigrants hold USD15.5 billion in spending power

Undocumented Indian immigrants hold USD15.5 billion in spending power

The new American Economy think-tank says undocumented Indian...

5 key points from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s explosive TV interview

5 key points from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s explosive TV interview

Meghan revealed she and Harry had already exchanged vows in ...

Debt waiver, jobs: Please-all Punjab Budget in poll year

Debt waiver, jobs: Please-all Punjab Budget in poll year

Free travel for women in govt buses | 48,989 vacancies to be...

Cities

View All