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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


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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:

  • Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Porbander Express;
  • Bareilly-Bhuj via Delhi Express;
  • Delhi-Ahmedabad Ashram Express;
  • Jaisalmer Intercity Express;
  • New Delhi-Ahmedabad Rajdhani Express;
  • Nizamuddin-Udaipur Mewar Express;
  • New Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani; and
  • Nizamuddin-Mumbai August Kranti Rajdhani Express.

Further,

  • the Nizamuddin-Indore Express,
  • New Delhi-Ajmer Shatabdi Express,
  • Nizamuddin-Bandra Sampark Kranti Express and
  • Jammu-Tawi-Jaipur Pooja Express

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:

  • the Jodhpur-Marudhar Express;
  • Jodhpur-Banares Marudhar Express;
  • Jaipur-Gwalior Express;
  • Udaipur-Nizamuddin Mewar Express;
  • Amritsar-Jaipur Express;
  • Ajmer-New Delhi Shatabdi Express; and
  • Jaipur- Sealdah Express.

Western Railway cancelled four trains. These are

  • the Ahmedabad-Haridwar Mail;
  • Mumbai-Nizamuddin August Kranti Express;
  • Bandra-Nizamuddin Garib Rath; and
  • Ahmedabad-New Delhi Rajdhani Express.

North Central Railway cancelled two trains:

  • Mathura-Lucknow Express and
  • Gwalior- Jaipur Express

The lone train cancelled by Central Railway was the Nizamuddin-Kota Jan Shatabdi.



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