Bharat Bandh: ‘Agneepath’ protest stopped speed, more than 500 trains canceled; Passenger upset

Railways said that 71 trains going to Delhi have also been canceled for today given the protest. Train services in the Western Railway zone remained affected yesterday as well. Security has been tightened in many states.
Over 500 trains were canceled on Monday due to protests against the ‘Agneepath’ recruitment scheme. Railways said in a statement that 539 trains were affected due to the protest.529 trains were canceled, including 181 mail/express trains and 348 passenger trains. Railways have also partially canceled four Mail/Express trains. Passengers are very upset due to the cancellation of such a large number of trains.
Railways said that 71 trains going to Delhi have also been canceled for today given the protest. Train services in Westernthe  Railway zone remained affected yesterday as well. Security has been tightened in several states on Monday in protest against the Centre’s new Agneepath Recruitment Scheme. States including West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, and others have beefed up security in the wake of widespread violence last week as a large number of people protested against the Centre’s decision.

Congress workers stopped a train near Connaught Place
Indian Youth Congress workers on Monday stopped a train at Shivaji Bridge railway station near Connaught Place in the national capital. The police and security personnel cleared the track and train movement resumed after about half an hour, sources said. A senior police officer said several protesters have been detained. Youth Congress President Srinivas BV said, “The government needs to withdraw the Agniveer scheme. Youth Congress will fight for the unemployed youth in this country who want to serve the country.”
The traffic police on Monday closed several
roads in Delhi in the wake of the party’s protest against ‘Agneepath’ and alleged ‘vendetta politics’ against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. Due to this, traffic was disrupted at many places in the national capital. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) newspaper National Herald is questioning Gandhi in the money laundering case and on Monday he appeared before the agency for the fourth time.

Heavy jamjams on the roads of the capital
Delhi-Noida-Delhi Flyway, Meerut Expressway, Anand Vihar, Sarai Kale Khan, Pragati Maidan, and other parts of Delhi remained heavily jammed in the morning. Some people gave this information on the social media platform Twitter. One person told that he is stuck in the deposit for about 30 minutes and he is getting too late to reach the office. At the same time, another asked people to avoid going on the Anand Vihar-Sarai Kale Khan road. Delhi Traffic Police said that teams have been deployed at various places to ensure smooth movement of traffic.

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