Farmers continue to stage protests on railway tracks causing heavy damage to railways, trade

Farmers continue to protest on railway tracks causing damage to railways

Rail transportation has come to a standstill due to protest demonstrations on various railway tracks of Punjab and Haryana. The railways have to cancel a number of trains.

Chandigarh: In protest against the new agriculture laws, Punjab Farmers Union (PFU) has installed tents on railway tracks in Amritsar, Faridkot, Ferozepur and Patiala among others at various railway stations in the state and has continued dharna (sit-ins) indefinitely. This has caused serious damage to railways and business.

Around 31 farmers’ unions of the state have been staging a sit-in on the Ambala-Chandigarh railway track since last night on Laldo, Sangrur, Gurdaspur, Jagraon, Bathinda, Jaito, Romana, Mansa and Samrala railway tracks.

Rail transportation has come to a standstill due to toprotest demonstrations on various railway tracks of the state, due to which the railways Friday cancelled New Delhi-Jammuutvi Express, Amritsar-Nanded Express, Amritsar-Haridwar Jan Shatabdi and Amritsar-Jayanagar Special trains.

The worst ever economy, first due to demonetisation and then due to Covid pandemic, is no longer on track due to the peasant movement. Railways are losing revenue, while the business of people is being affected.

Farmers are planning to boycott the petrol pumps and property of corporate houses and, yesterday, they also gathered around the properties of corporate houses.

[Hams Live]

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