​25 trains regulated due to ‘rail roko’ call by farmers’ union

​25 trains regulated due to ‘rail roko’ call by farmers’ union

​25 trains regulated due to ‘rail roko’ call by farmers’ union

In the wake of the farm unions’ four-hour “rail rook” demonstration to be held on Thursday, at least 25 trains were regulated. The Railway Protection Force (RPF) had stepped up the measures and deployed 20 additional companies in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Punjab and Haryana to prevent untowardly incidents.

Northern Railway Spokesperson Deepak Kumar said, "About 25 trains are regulated because of rail roko all across Northern Railway as of 1 PM."

 He said that the 'rail roko' had minimal effect on the train movement in the NR zone.

Earlier on the day, RPF Director-General Arun Kumar said, "We have made additional deployment across the country and also coordinated with the state agencies and state police. They (state police) are also deployed and the CRPF has been deployed at several places."

When asked, if there are any additional security measures in Delhi, Haryana and Punjab, as the farmers have been camping at several borders of the national capital since November 26 last year, he said, "Nothing specific for Delhi. In northern railways, which covers areas like Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, additional measures have been taken up."

"Railways has appealed for peace. We will have additional security focus across Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Twenty additional companies of RPF have been deployed," Kumar said.

Besides the RPF, the Railway ministry has put the Government Railway Police (GRP) on high alert. Even senior officials conducted checking at railway stations and have identified vulnerable spots.

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