Ferozepur, October 22
Following the decision of the farmers’ unions to allow the movement of goods train, around 12 trains will finally become operational from today in this division.
Rajesh Aggarwal, Divisional Railway Manager, said: “Since farmers belonging to various outfits have lifted the blockade from 26 of 30 sites in the state, the decision to operate the goods trains has been taken.”
The DRM added all tracks had been checked by the engineering department and even a drill had also been conducted by running a light engine from depot station last night to ensure safe movement of these trains.
One goods train already moved from Ludhiana to Jammu today and the preparation for smooth operation of other trains is also complete.
However, Satnam Singh Pannu, president, Kisan Majdoor Sangharsh Committee, said their ‘rail roko’ stir would continue at Devidass pura railway track in Amritsar till October 29. “We have lifted the blockade from Tankan Wali Basti Railway Crossing in Ferozepur,” he said.
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