Road, rail traffic remain disrupted in Punjab

TNN Bureau. Updated: 8/13/2019 3:42:42 PM Jammu and Kashmir

Chandigarh, Aug 13: Road and rail traffic remained disrupted as Punjab bandh call given by Ravidassiya community against Supreme Court's order to demolish Ravi Dass Mandir in Tughlakabad in Delhi evoked a total response.

The protesters belonging to Ravidassiya community blocked vehicular traffic at sugar mills chowk on NH amid slogans against the Union government. The protesters burnt effigies of Union government at Phagwara. No bus could be seen plying on the roads. All shops and commercial establishments remained closed in the state today.

SSP Satinder Singh was camping at Phagwara and monitoring the situation since last night.
Meanwhile, the Railways has terminated all Punjab-bounds train at Ambala. Railway sources said here today that Mumbai bound 11058dn Dadar express train was stopped at Jalandhar Cantt, Delhi bound 22430dn Pathankot-Delhi Express was stopped at Kartarpur since morning.

Railway sources said that Amritsar-bound 64551 train was stopped at Chiherru railway station, and 12587 Gorakhpur-Jammu Tawi express was stopped at Phagwara railway station. It was confirmed by Station superintendent Gyan Chand today.

He said 15655 Kaumakhiya Dev-Jammu Tawi Express was stopped at Phillaur railway station, 12471 Mumbai-Katra Swaraj Express was stopped at Ludhiana, 15707 Amritsar bound Katihar Express train at Ludhiana railway station, 14506 Nangal Dam-Amritsar Express train was stopped at Ludhiana.

Railway Sources told that 12219 Malwa Express train was stopped at Chabawal, 12029 Shatawadi Express train at Khanna, 12497 Shane-Punjab Express train at Sirhind railway station and 11059 Dadar Express train was strandard at Malerkotla since morning.

The reports of complete bandh were received from Goraya, Taran Taran, Fazilka, Rampura Phool, Kotakpura, Ludhiana, Phillaur, Banga, Noormahal and Nakodar.

Several religious political and social leaders belonging to Ravidassiya Community joined the stir which was on till filing of the reports.

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