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26 trains cancelled due to Rajasthan violence
May 31, 2007 15:43 IST
Last Updated: May 31, 2007 18:10 IST
Train services in violence-hit Rajasthan continued to be affected for the second day today with as many as 26 trains passing through the state, including the Delhi-Ajmer Shatabdi Express and the Delhi-Ahmedabad Rajdhani Express, being cancelled and one train rescheduled in the interest of passenger safety.
The decision to cancel and reschedule trains passing through the desert state was taken following a high-level meeting by the Railway Board officials here.
A ministry official said train movement in the North Zone, North Western zone, West Central zone and North Central Zone had been severely affected by the agitation by the Gujjars, demanding Scheduled Tribe status for their community.
Northern Railway cancelled 12 trains, followed by North Western Railway with 7, Western Railway with 4 and North Central Railway with 2. West Central Railway cancelled one train.
Among the cancelled trains are:
were the other trains, which were cancelled by Northern Railway, which also rescheduled the Nizamuddin-Ahmedabad Sampark Kranti Express.
The seven trains cancelled by North Western Railway for today are:
Western Railway cancelled four trains. These are
North Central Railway cancelled two trains:
The lone train cancelled by Central Railway was the Nizamuddin-Kota Jan Shatabdi.