72 hours ultimatum of student organizations to central government, withdraw Agneepath scheme or else Bihar closed

In protest against the Agneepath scheme, Bihar’s student-youth organization AISA-INOS, Rozgar Sangharsh United Front and Army Recruitment Jawan Morcha have given 72-hour ultimatum to the central government. It has been said that if the government does not withdraw this scheme, then we will move towards Bihar Bandh and then Bharat Bandh.

Raju Yadav, convener of Army Recruitment Jawan Morcha, Manoj Manzil, National President and Agiav MLA, AISA General Secretary and Paliganj MLA Sandeep Saurabh, Honored Bihar State President and Dumraon MLA Ajit Kushwaha, Inaus State President Aftab Alam, State Secretary Shivprakash Ranjan, AISA State Secretary Sabeer Kumar and State President Vikas Yadav issued a joint statement to this effect.

Track jam in protest against Agneepath scheme, 30 trains canceled

Train operations were severely disrupted on Thursday due to protesters who took to the road to protest against the Agneepath scheme. Trains were halted for hours at the station in different parts of East Central Railway including Danapur Railway Division. At the same time, 29 trains of East Central Railway including Danapur Division were canceled by the Railways due to the violent attitude of the protesters and the trains being kept on hold. On Friday also 05535 Samastipur Jaynagar Passenger Special train has been cancelled. In total, 30 trains have been canceled by the Railways due to the protest. This includes express and passenger trains running from Patna to Bhabua, Saharsa, Raghunathpur, Jaynagar, Gaya and other stations. On the other hand, Railways has partially terminated seven trains. At the same time, some trains were started partially.

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CPRO of East Central Railway Virendra Kumar said that the passengers of the trains which have been canceled will get full refund of the ticket. Passengers taking tickets in online or offline mode will be provided full amount against cancellation of the ticket. On the other hand, railway passengers at other major stations of Danapur Railway Division including Patna Junction returned after waiting for hours due to the cancellation of the train.

These trains of East Central Railway were canceled

13250 Bhabua Road Patna Express, 12567 Saharsa Patna Express, 12568 Patna Saharsa Express, 15283 Manihari Jaynagar Express, 03203 Patna DDU MEMU Passenger Special, 03277 Danapur Raghunathpur MEMU Passenger Special, 03278 Raghunathpur Patna MEMU Passenger Special, 05243 Saharsa Samastipur Passenger Special, 05275 Saharsa Samastipur Passenger Special, 05221 Saharsa Samastipur Passenger Special, 05278 Samastipur Saharsa Passenger Special, 05511 Samastipur Sonpur Passenger Special, 05257 Muzaffarpur Narkatiaganj Passenger Special, 03373 Patna Gaya Passenger Special, 03340 Gaya Patna Passenger Special, 03365 Patna Gaya Passenger Special, 03038 Gaya Patna Passenger Special, 05548 Saharsa Laheria Sarai Passenger Special, 05547 Lahariasarai Saharsa Passenger Special, 05287 Muzaffarpur Raxaul Passenger Special, 05534 Jaynagar Darbhanga Passenger Special, 05533 Darbhanga Jaynagar Passenger Special, 05292 Sustipur Saharsa Passenger Special, 05277 Saharsa Samastipur Passenger Samastipur Special 05264 Passenger Special, 05264 , 05593 Samastipur Jaynagar Passenger Special, 05536 Jaynagar Samastipur Passenger Special, 05509 Saharsa Jam alpur passenger special

Partial termination of these trains-

05244 Samastipur Saharsa DEMU Passenger Special has partially terminated at Tamarind. 05239 Purnia Junction Saharsa DEMU Passenger Special has partially terminated at Daurabh Madhepura. 05276 Samastipur Saharsa DEMU Passenger Special was partially terminated at Sonbarsa Kachari and 05258 Narkatiaganj Muzaffarpur Passenger Special was partially terminated at Sonbarsa Kachari. 15284 Jaynagar Manihari Express is partially terminated at Mansi, 05545 Laheriasarai Saharsa Passenger Special partially terminated at Supaul while 05543 Laheriasarai Saharsa Passenger Special partially terminated at Saraigarh.

Operation normal after 3.30 pm

Due to the sit-in demonstration at various stations and sections of the East Central Railway, the operation of trains was disrupted till 3.30 pm. After the protest demonstration was over from all the stations of Danapur Railway Division by 3.30 pm, the operation of trains was started sequentially. Railways has started 13243 Patna-Bhabua Road Intercity Express leaving Patna at 18.15 hrs instead of 17.45 hrs and 03269 Patna-Gaya MEMU at 16.10 hrs instead of 14.30 hrs.

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