Many trains canceled due to student agitation – News18 Bangla

#New Delhi: Protests have been going on in different parts of the country since Thursday against the Modi government’s ‘Agneepath’ recruitment project. In view of the protest, the Railways canceled one train after another on Friday. Several long distance trains were canceled from Howrah and Kolkata stations. The rail shortened the route of many passenger trains. Many trains remained canceled on Saturday as well.

The East-Central Railway has canceled a total of eight trains from West Bengal and Bihar. Kolkata and Howrah are also included in this list. Sealdah-Ballia Express, Jamalpur-Bhagalpur-Jamalpur Passenger, Sahibganj-Danapur Intercity Express were canceled on Saturday.

Howrah-Ranchi Shatabdi Express, Howrah-Dhanbad Black Diamond Express, Howrah-New Delhi Purba Express, Howrah-Darbhanga Express, Howrah-Joynagar Express were also cancelled. Kolkata-Jammu Tawai Express is canceled for today.

Several long distance trains from Howrah, Asansol and Malda have been cancelled. Malda Town – New Delhi Express train is cancelled. In addition, Howrah-Dehradun Kumbh Express, Howrah-Patna Janshatabdi Express have been cancelled. Apart from this, there are Sahibganj-Danapur Intercity Express, Jamalpur-Bhagalpur Passenger Train, Asansol-Gaya MEMU Express, Asansol-Varanasi MEMU Express, Bhagalpur-Anand Bihar Garibrath Train. So far 16 trains of Eastern Railway have been cancelled. 11 trains of South Eastern Railway have been cancelled. 64 trains of East Central Railway have been cancelled.

At the same time, ‘Agneepath’ has been relaxed in protests across the country. On Saturday, the Union Home Ministry decided to save 10 percent for firefighters. The Union Home Ministry has announced 10 percent reservation for Central forces and Assam Rifles. The upper limit of recruitment is also increasing. The recruitment limit of first batch firefighters has been increased by five years.

Abir Ghoshali

published by:Rukmini Majumdar

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