Rail services hit, several trains cancelled in West Bengal as anti-Citizenship Act protests turn violent

Trains were stopped at Jangipur, Mahipal and other railway stations nearby. Protestors also torched down a ticket counter at Sakrail railway station. Railway equipment kept at Eastern Railway's Beldanga station was burnt by protestors and a fire brigade engine was set afire.

Rail services hit, several trains cancelled in West Bengal as anti-Citizenship Act protests turn violent
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New Delhi: After northeast, the violent anti-Citizenship Act protests have hit West Bengal. Agitators have torched buses, set afire railway property and blockaded roads and rail disrupting train and vehicular movement, particularly in Murshidabad district.

Trains were stopped at Jangipur, Mahipal and other railway stations nearby. Protestors also torched down a ticket counter at Sakrail railway station. Railway equipment kept at Eastern Railway's Beldanga station was burnt by protestors and a fire brigade engine was set afire.

As West Bengal remains on edge as the protest turn violent, here is a list of trains that have cancelled on shortly terminated as of now.

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Trains cancelled

12847/12848: Howrah-Digha AC Exp
12222: Howrah - Pune Duronto Exp
120889: Howrah- Tirupati Humsafar Exp
12860: Howrah - CSMT Geetanjali Exp
22877: Howrah - Ernakulam Antodaya Exp
22897/22898: Howrah - Gigha- Howrah Kandari Exp
12841: Coromondal Exp from Howrah
12245: Howrah - Yesvantpur Duronto Exp
18645: Howrah - Hyderabad East Coast Express

Short Termination/Short Origination 

12278: Puri to Howrah Satabdi Exp will be shortly terminated at Kharagpur and originate from Kharagpur as 12277 Howrah - Puri Shatabdi Exp 
12074: Bhubaneshwar to Howrah Janshatabdi Exp will be shortly terminated as Mecheda and originate from Mecheda as 12073 Howrah - Bhubaneshwar Janshatabdi Exp 
12814: Tata to Howrah Steel Exp will be short terminated at Mecheda and originate from Mechada as 12813 Howrah - Tatanagar Steel Exp
22892: Ranchi to Howrah Intercity Exp will be short terminated at Tatanagar and originate as 22891 Howrah - Ranchi from Tatnagar.

(With inputs from Zee 24 Ghanta)