Goods trains may be back on track - ECAS Punjab

Goods trains may be back on track

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Rajmeet Singh

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 4

The agenda for tomorrow's meeting of Congress MPs with Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has been set. This development comes after a talk between the Railways Minister and Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, said sources. There is strong possibility of deadlock over goods train movement in the state ending soon.

The state government has assured the Railways unobstructed operations in the state to ease out the state's power crisis and critical essential supplies situation. The Railways had sought assurance from the state government in this regard due to ongoing farmer's agitation before it starts the movement of goods trains.

The state government has stated that most of the tracks had been cleared barring one place in Beas, Amritsar. Though the railway property is under the Railway Protection Force (RPF), the help of the state police could be sought if required. After returning from the relay fast at Jantar Mantar, Delhi, Amarinder talked with Goyal. He sought the restart of goods trains at the earliest. A senior government functionary also talked to railway board officials. "You can call it an impact of today's dharna or the BJP leadership understanding the gravity of the situation," said a senior party leader. Meanwhile, sources said a meeting between the Home Minister and the MPs had been scheduled in the coming days.



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