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Punjab Mail Diverted Amid Charges Farmers Denied Reaching Delhi, Rlys Cites ‘Operational Necessity’

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Sources stated {that a} group of farmers had boarded the Punjab Mail final night time at Ferozepur (in Punjab) and so they have been to hitch others who’ve been protesting in opposition to the Central legal guidelines on the Delhi borders.

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  • Last Updated: February 01, 2021, 17:58 IST
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The Punjab Mail was diverted whereas one other practice was short-terminated Monday, prompting fees that it was finished to forestall farmers from reaching Delhi to hitch the continuing protests in opposition to the three new farm legal guidelines, even because the Railways stated the transfer was an operational necessity.

Sources stated {that a} group of farmers had boarded the Punjab Mail final night time at Ferozepur (in Punjab) and so they have been to hitch others who’ve been protesting in opposition to the Central legal guidelines on the Delhi borders. The practice, which travels through Delhi, was diverted from Rohtak (in Haryana) to Rewari, and additional in direction of its Mumbai route.

“The train was diverted because of operational reasons,” a Northern Railways spokesperson stated. Another practice travelling from Ganganagar in Rajasthan to Old Delhi, through locations in Punjab and Haryana, was short-terminated at Bahadurgarh (Haryana).

“Ferozpur Mumbai Punjab Mail diverted from Rohtak to Rewari this morning to prevent about 1,000 farmers from reaching Delhi,” Swaraj India Chief Yogendra Yadav posted on Twitter. The Punjab Mail has round a 20-minute halt In Delhi. Starting from Ferozepur in Punjab, the practice enters Delhi from Rohtak. New Delhi is the subsequent cease. On Monday, it was rerouted through Rewari in Haryana after which additional westward to take the path to Mumbai. Farmers, principally from Punjab and Haryana, have been tenting at Delhi’s borders for over two months now, demanding scrapping of the farm legal guidelines and a authorized assure on the minimal help value for crops. After briefly showing to be petering out following the Republic Day violence in Delhi, the farmers’ stir in opposition to the agri legal guidelines appears to be reviving with increasingly more of farmers teams heading to the nationwide capital from varied components of Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.

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