NE: Train services hit following rail blockade

Last Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 13:10

Guwahati: Train services were affected
for nearly six hours following a rail blockade by different traders organisation at Sarupathar in Upper Assam`s Golaghat district Thursday, official sources said.

The traders body under the local unit of the Chamber of Commerce began the blockade at Sarupathar Railway station from 4 am today demanding stoppage of all major trains at the station.

Among the trains affected were the Up and Down Brahmputra Mail, Janshatabdi Express and Kamakhya Express as
they were detained at various places along the route.

There were, however, no report of any untoward incident, sources said.

The protestors later lifted the blockade at around 10.00 a.m. following negotiations with the district and
railway authorities and assurances that their demands would be
looked into.

Train services have since resumed though the affected
trains are running nearly several hours behind schedule,
sources added.


First Published: Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 13:10

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