Moradabad/Bareilly: Passengers at two railway stations in Uttar Pradesh found themselves to be stranded as four trains, two at each station had to be cancelled due to the ongoing Farmer’s Protest. The trains were held back at the railway stations in Moradabad & Bareilly keeping passengers from being unable to reach their destinations. ALSO READ: FIR Filed Against Urdu Poet Munawwar Rana For Comparing Taliban With Maharishi ValmikiRailways staff told ANI that 5 counters were opened for these passengers to reclaims refunds on their tickets at Moradabad railway station.
Passengers at Moradabad & Bareilly railway stations face difficulty in commuting to their respective destinations after 4 trains terminated midwayTwo trains in Moradabad & 2 in Bareily, have been cancelled in view of farmer’s protest: JK Thakur, CMI, Moradabad Railway Station pic.twitter.com/r6WRDhkzvp
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JK Thakur, a railway official at the Moradabad Railway Station told, “Two trains in Moradabad and two in Bareily, have been cancelled in view of farmer’s protest. We’ve opened 5 counters for passengers to claim ticket refund.”The trains which were cancelled were – Kanpur-Jammu Tawi (04693), Howrah-Amritsar (03005), Ghazipur City-Vaishno Devi Katra (04655) & Varanasi-Jammu Tawi (02237). “We were asked to vacate the train as they said that the train won’t go forward. I have come to cancel my ticket,” added a passenger at one of the refund counters at the Moradabad Railway Station told ANI.The farmers have been protesting at the different borders of the national capital since November 26, 2020 against the three newly enacted farm laws: Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.Similarly, At least nine trains were cancelled while 13 were either short terminated or diverted, while vehicular traffic was disrupted after farmers blocked rail tracks and a national highway near Jalandhar on Friday.According to a PTI report, on the call of the BKU (Doaba), farmers on Friday went on protest for an indefinite period to press the state government to accept their demands related to pending dues of sugarcane and hike in cane prices.The protesters blocked the Jalandhar-Amritsar national highway near Dhanowali railway crossing, along with the Ludhiana-Amritsar and Ludhiana-Jammu rail tracks in Jalandhar.