Farmers Rail Roko Protest had a minimal impact on running trains: Indian Railway.

The United Farmers Front, opposing the 3 agricultural laws implemented by the central government has called for a rail stop program across the country on Thursday.

Farmers have been agitating on the border of Delhi for the past several days. Farmers demand that the Modi government should repeal all three laws. Farmers have called Rail Roko Program to stop the train for 4 hours. The Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Samiti staged a protest on the railway track in Amritsar under the Rail Roko movement.

In many states, including Punjab, Bihar, Delhi, farmers lay on the train tracks as a protest and blocked the entire track from 12 noon to 4 pm.

According to the Samyukt Kisan Morcha, the umbrella group of unions which issued the protest, the Mumbai-Amritsar Paschim Express was stopped at Panipat, the Bandra-Haridwar special was stopped by farmers at Meerut, and the Utkal Express running from Puri in Odisha to Haridwar in Uttarakhand was stopped at Ghaziabad, because farmers were sitting on the track at Modinagar.

Due to this, 20 additional companies of Railway Protection Special Force have been deployed in other states including Punjab, Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana. The farmers blocked the railway track at Palwal in view of the Rail Roko movement in Haryana.

Around 25 trains were regulated in the northern zone, a zonal railway spokesperson said, adding that there was, however, minimum effect of the agitation on the railways. Regulating trains means they have been either cancelled, short terminated or rerouted.

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