The Indian Railways has decided to cancel some trains culminating from Punjab until further notice, in light of the farmers protest in the state.
These trains, run by the Northern Railway, have been cancelled/short terminated/short-originated or diverted.
Trains facing disruptions include:
- 09613 Ajmer-Amritsar express special train commencing on 2 Dec cancelled.
- 09612 Amritsar-Ajmer special train commencing on 3 Dec cancelled.
- 05211 Dibrugarh-Amritsar express special train commencing on 3 Dec cancelled.
- 05212 Amritsar-Dibrugarh special train commencing on 3 Dec cancelled.
- 04998/04997 Bhatinda-Varanasi-Bhatinda express special train cancelled till further order.
- 02715 Nanded-Amritsar express commencing on 2 Dec short terminated at New Delhi.
- 02925 Bandra Terminus-Amritsar express commencing on 3 Dec short terminated at Chandigarh.
- 04650/74 Amritsar-Jaynagar express commencing on 2 Dec diverted to run via Amritsar-Tarntaran-Beas.
- 08215 Durg-Jammu Tawi express commencing on 2 Dec diverted to run via Ludhiana Jallandhar Cantt-Pathankot Cantonment.
- 08216 Jammu Tawi-Durg express commencing on 4 Dec diverted to run via Pathankot Cantt-Jalandhar Cantt-Ludhiana.
Farmers in India, especially in Punjab and Haryana, have been protesting against the three agriculture laws enacted by the central government this year. While the government argues that these reforms will remove the middlemen and enhance farmers' income, the farmers maintain that the laws will mean largescale withdrawal of government support and replacement of existing middlemen with more powerful large corporates.
The protests have escalated. Thousands of farmers have blocked road routes in New Delhi.