Indian Railways likely to resume train services in Punjab from Tuesday

Indian Railways likely to resume train services in Punjab from Tuesday

Indian Railways is likely to restore passenger train services in Punjab from Tuesday. According to the recent updates, railways will resume services with 17 mail and express trains. Apparently, the train services to and from Punjab are disrupted for months now because of the ongoing farmers’ protest.

Farmers in Punjab have been carrying out their protest on railway tracks for months, which has disrupted both passenger and goods train service in the region. Now, as per recent developments, the rail agitation will be lifted on Monday evening.

The Railways said, “The Railways is planning to resume rail services in the state with the freight trains first on Monday for a day as a trial. If everything remains alright, the passenger services would start from November 25.”

As of now, the maximum speed of the trains will be 60 km/hour for safety reasons. A tentative list of train services that will resume service in Punjab is also shared by the Railways. The Railways said that 17 train services will be restored, which includes eight for Punjab region and nine for Jammu and Katra. For now, 26 special trains that were scheduled for November 23 and 24 will remain cancelled.

Punjab farmers have been protesting against the three new agricultural laws :

1) The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020
2) The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020,
3) The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020

As per local media, the Punjab farmers have said that the protest will be lifted for 15 days, starting November 23.

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