Farmers protest hits train movement road traffic in Jalandhar for second day

  • | Sunday | 22nd August, 2021

Chandigarh August 21Farmers seeking hike in sugarcane prices blocked rail tracks and a national highway in Jalandhar on Saturday impacting movement of trains and vehicular traffic. According to railway officials of Ferozepur division 50 trains have been cancelled while 54 have either been diverted or short-terminated. Protesters have blocked the Jalandhar-Phagwara stretch of the national highway near Dhanowali village of Jalandhar district. The blockade affected traffic to and from Jalandhar Amritsar and Pathankot though the administration diverted traffic through alternative routes. Farmers sitting on the Jalandhar-Chaheru section have blocked the Ludhiana-Amritsar and the Ludhiana-Jammu rail tracks in Jalandhar affecting several trains including the Amritsar-New Delhi and the Amritsar-New Delhi Shane-e-Punjab.

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