More than 600 trains cancelled due to Jat agitation

More than 600 trains cancelled due to Jat agitation

Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2016-02-20 18:29 New Delhi: With violent protests by the Jat community demanding reservation under the Other Backward Classes (OBC) category disrupting rail and road traffic in Haryana, the Indian Railways have been forced to cancel more than 600 trains on the route. The Northern Railways and the North-Western Railways have been affected by the agitation of Jat protesters. Railway public relations officer Anil Saxena confirmed the news to ANI and said, "This agitation has affected two zones of the railways-Northern Railways and North-Western Railways. The train system originating from New Delhi to Punjab, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir and Rajasthan have been badly affected by this agitation. At this point of time, we have cancelled more than 600 trains which include all passenger trains as well as mails and express trains." Meanwhile, at least three protesters were reportedly killed in the clashes that have entered its seventh day today. The agitating members of the Jat community are demanding their inclusion in the OBC category and thereby reservation in government jobs. (ANI)