Agnipath Yojana: Railway services disrupted as protesters burn several trains in Bihar

Agnipath Yojana:

Rail services across eastern India were disrupted as violence against the ‘Agnipath Yojana’ intensified in Bihar on Friday, leaving thousands of passengers stranded. Demanding the withdrawal of the central government’s short-term recruitment plan, protesters blocked railway tracks and set several trains on fire.

The violence affected the operation of around 200 trains, including the Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express and Malda Town-Kiul Express.

According to a report by news agency ANI, 35 trains have been canceled across the country, while 13 have had their journeys curtailed. Apart from this, horrifying images of trains being set on fire at various railway stations in Bihar and Telangana went viral on social media.

Train services were affected by the students’ agitation on East Central Railway

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The services of these trains have been affected:

– 12303 Howrah – New Delhi Poorva Express

– 12353 Howrah – Lalkuan Express

– 18622 Ranchi – Patna Patliputra Express

– 18182 Danapur – Tata Express

– 22387 Howrah – Dhanbad Black Diamond Express

– 13512 Asansol – Tata Express

– 13032 Jaynagar – Howrah Express

– 13409 Malda Town – Kiul Express

List of canceled trains

– 12335 Malda Town – Lokmanya Tilak (T) Express

– 12273 Howrah – New Delhi Duronto Express

– Alipurdwar-Delhi Mahananda Express

– Kamakhya-Anand Vihar North East Express

Short terminated trains

– 13401 Bhagalpur – Danapur Intercity Express

– 03487 Jamalpur – Kiul DEMU Passenger Special will be short terminated at Dhanauri.

Meanwhile, buses were vandalized in Uttar Pradesh’s (UP) Firozabad as the crowd created a ruckus in protest against the

‘Agneepath’ scheme.

‘Agneepath’ scheme.

People opposing the short-term contract scheme in the armed forces pelted stones and damaged government property.

In Mathura, protesters also pelted stones and damaged shops and vehicles. The bogies of a train were set on fire in Ballia. Incidents of stone-pelting have also been reported from Varanasi bus station.

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