Farm Laws 2020: In the wake of farmers protest and Rail Roko agitation in Punjab, the Indian Railways Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Ferozepore Rajesh Aggarwal has announced that the ban on inward operation of goods trains, initially for 2 days, have been extended for another four days.
The Indian Railways Divisional Rail Manager Ferozepore, Rajesh Aggarwal said that the movement of goods trains have been stopped due to on-going farmers protest and Rail Roko agitation by the farmers against the Farm Laws 2020 from September 24.
On October 21, the farmer union decided to allow the movement of goods trains barring passenger trains.
He said that the agitators have to understand that the railway operation has to be carried out on the railway network. We cannot do the movement of trains in a restricted way, he said, adding that the movements are planned on the basis of their indents from across India.
The DRM also said that keeping these factors in mind, the Indian Railways decided to put ban on inward movements of goods trains for two days – 24 and 25 October – but it has been extended for another four days.
On being asked about dealing with the shortage of coal at thermal plant, the DRM said that the current challenge is to whether we Railways to carry out operation or not.
The DRM further said that it has been made clear that the decision on inward movements of goods trains will depend on the situation