Against the agriculture ordinances passed by the central government, the Rail Roko Movement of farmers started on Thursday. The Home Ministry instructed District Deputy Commissioners to remain alert during the 48-hour shutdown and Rail Roko movement.
The government gave instructions to the administration to adopt a soft attitude towards the farmers. No strict coercive action will take place against farmers. Along with this ambulance service, civil surgeons, doctors, and paramedical staff will be present in case of any unfortunate incident during the demonstrations.
According to information farmers will stop trains at Ferozepur, Amritsar, Jalandhar and Pathankot railway stations. Road traffic will also be at a standstill. The plan is to keep Punjab completely shut by picketing and jamming the roads.
Divisional railway manager Rajesh Agarwal said that farmers of Punjab have announced to stop the trains from September 24 to 26. A meeting was organised on Wednesday in railway division Office Ferozepur regarding this. DC Ferozepur Gurpal Singh Chahal, Senior Superintendent of Police Ferozepur Bhupinder Singh, Additional Divisional Railway Manager Sukhwinder Singh, Senior Divisional Safety Commissioner Ashish Kumar and other officials were present in the meeting.
Keeping in mind the safety of the passengers, the railway decided to cancel the passenger trains. All special passenger trains running from Ferozepur division will stand cancelled from 6 a.m. on September 24.