Western Railway diverts 22 trains due to Gujjars` stir
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Last Updated: Friday, December 24, 2010, 00:41
  
Mumbai: Western Railway (WR) on Thursday diverted 22 trains due to the ongoing agitation by Gujjars in Rajasthan.

"Due to Gurjjars' agitation at various places in Rajasthan, several long-distance trains departing today have been rescheduled, diverted or cancelled. Twenty-two trains were diverted and they will reach their destinations late by 6 to 8 hours," WR Chief PRO Sharad Chandrayan said.

The diverted trains include Bandra Terminus-Amritsar Pashchim Express, Mumbai Central-New Delhi Rajdhani Express, Okha-Varanasi Express, Mumbai Central-Amritsar Golden Temple Mail, Dehradun-Bandra Express and Muzaffarpur-Bandra Express.

The rescheduled trains include Bandra-Nizamuddin Garib Rath, Mumbai Central-Firozpur Janta Express and Indore-Hazrat Nizamuddin Express.

Those cancelled are Mumbai Central- Hazrat Nizamuddin August Kranti, Nimach-Kota Link Express and Kota-Nimach Link Express.

Gujjars have launched the agitation to press for their demand for reservation in government jobs.

PTI


First Published: Friday, December 24, 2010, 00:41


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