54 trains suspended between Ambala and Amritsar as farmers’ protest continues for fourth day

54 trains suspended between Ambala and Amritsar as farmers' protest continues for fourth day

Protests have affected 380 train services in the past three days (representative)


A total of 54 trains between Ambala and Amritsar were suspended on Saturday after farmers squatted on the railway tracks at Shambhu station in Punjab’s Patiala district for four days, officials said.

Protesters have been demanding the release of three farmers arrested by the Haryana Police as the agitation continues.

As many as 54 trains were suspended on Saturday due to farmers’ protests, railway officials said.

The protests have affected the operation of 380 trains over the past three days, causing inconvenience to passengers.

Farmers are protesting under the banners of Samyukta Kisan Morcha (non-political) and Kisan Mazdoor Morcha (KMM) in Shambhu in Patiala district.

They began a protest on Wednesday, squatting on the railway tracks of the Ambala-Ludhiana-Amritsar route in Shambhu, near the Punjab-Haryana border, demanding the release of the arrested farmers.

Farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pangher said the protest would continue until the three farmers were released.

SKM (a non-political organization) and KMM are spearheading the ‘Delhi Chalo’ march by farmers to pressurize the government to accept their demands, including legal guarantee of minimum support price (MSP) for crops.

Farmers have been waiting at the Shambhu-Kanauli border point between Punjab and Haryana since their march was stopped by security forces on February 13.

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