Apparently acting on the Central directive to stop movement of karsevaks to Ayodhya, the Northern Railways on Friday cancelled or diverted several trains connecting Faizabad with other places till March 15, the day proposed by Vishwa Hindu Parishad leaders to start the temple construction.
The Centre had on February 26 directed the Uttar Pradesh government to check the pouring in of karsevaks into Ayodhya and to take strict measures to prevent the same.
In a communication to the state government shortly after the attack on Sabarmati Express in Godhra, Union home ministry had asked the authorities to stop group reservation in trains and come down heavily on ticketless travellers, as karsevaks are mostly taking trains to reach the temple town.
While Varanasi-Bareilly Passenger and Mughalsarai-Faizabad Passenger on Lucknow-Faizabad-Varanasi section and Manakpur-Katra Passenger on Manakpur-Katra section will remain cancelled, 10 other trains including those on Lucknow-Varanasi-Faizabad and Allahabad-Sultanpur-Faizabad section will remain partially cancelled, a Northern Railways release said.
The trains that have been partially diverted are Ahmedabad-Faizabad Sabarmati Express, Muzaffarpur-Ahmedabad Sabramati Express, Muzaffarpur-Delhi Sadbhavana Express, Varanasi-Jodhpur Marudhar Express, Faizabad-Lucknow Passenger, Varanasi-Lucknow Passenger, Faizabad Lokmanya Tilak Saket Express, Allahabad-Faizabad Passenger and Faizabad-Allahabad Saryu Yamuna Express, the release said.
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