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Gujjar agitation, fog play havoc with train movement in North

The Gujjar agitation in Rajasthan coupled with foggy weather conditions over parts of North India on Tuesday had a major effect on train movement in northern and central parts of the country.

Updated: Dec 21, 2010, 21:55 PM IST

New Delhi: The Gujjar agitation in Rajasthan
coupled with foggy weather conditions over parts of North
India on Tuesday had a major effect on train movement in northern
and central parts of the country, with several of them either
being cancelled or rescheduled.
The agitation by the Gujjar community in Bharatpur
district which entered the second day today forced the
Railways to cancel seven trains including Nizamuddin-Kota
Janshatabdi Express.

Routes of as many as 23 trains including that of Mumbai
and Trivandrum-Rajdhani Expresses passing through Mathura
Junction and Kota were diverted through other routes, said a
Northern Railway spokesperson.

The agitation also led to slow movement of dozens of
trains bound for southern states, Maharashtra and Konkan
region on the busy Delhi-Bhopal section, resulting in
inordinate delays, said sources in the Railway Ministry.

On the other hand, foggy weather conditions continued to
affect train movement with about 30 trains arriving here two
to 12 hours behind schedule, most of them coming from the
eastern states.
They included the Guwahati-Rajdhani Express, Poorva
Express from Howrah and Garib Rath express from Ranchi.

Northern Railway also had to reschedule 10 trains and
cancel Delhi-Panipat special trains.

PTI