New Delhi: In wake of the tense situation in Punjab, Haryana and neighbouring area after conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS) chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in 1999 rape case, a total of 340 trains, in Punjab and Haryana areas, have been cancelled or shortly terminated on Saturday, said the Indian Railways.
“Around 340 trains are affected today, out of which 190 are passengers’ trains and rest are mail express. Other than Palwal and Rewari route, all important trains, going or passing from Punjab and Haryana has been cancelled,” Neeraj Sharma, Chief Public Relation Officer (CPRO) Northern Railways told ANI.
Sharma said that a total 650 trains will be affected till August 27, out of which 600 are cancelled and remaining 50 will be shortly terminated.
“We have maintained complete liaison with the state government. Our manager M.C. Chauhan had a word with the Chief Secretaries of Haryana and Punjab, based on the information’s received from their ends we are regulating the movement of the train,” he told ANI.