Regular train services to resume today

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Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Dec 28: Railways today decided to resume regular train services from tomorrow as after nine days, the farmers in Punjab have suspended their ‘Rail- Roko’ agitation.
According to the reports, Kissan Mazdoor Sangarsh Committee (KMSC) leaders who were leading the ‘Rail-Roko’ agitation, demanding complete farm loan waiver and compensation & jobs for the kin of farmers killed during the agitation against the now-repealed farm laws, yesterday met Chief Minister (CM) of Punjab Charanjit Singh Channi.
KMSC general secretary Sarwan Singh Pandher said that they have decided to suspend their ‘Rail Roko’ agitation after a meeting with Punjab CM. He said the next round of meeting to discuss their demands with the CM will be held on January 4. Pandher said that they have cleared all the rail tracks on getting assurance of the Punjab CM.
When contacted, Divisional Traffic Manager of Railways, Mahesh Kumar told Excelsior that the farmers have ended their agitation in Punjab and cleared all the rail tracks. He said as of now, our field officials are inspecting the tracks for maintenance, if required as no train plied on these tracks for nine days.
He said from tomorrow morning, the normal train services will be resumed as per timetable and the special train between Katra and Amritsar announced in the wake of ‘Kissan’ agitation has been cancelled now. The DTM informed that first train that will leave Jammu Railway Station tomorrow morning will be train number 19224 (Jammu-Ahmedabad), which will depart at 7:50 am while the 2nd train (Malwa Express) will leave from Katra Railway Station at 8:35 am.