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Train services disrupted due to rail blockade

PTI  Guwahati, February 16, 2012
First Published: 14:35 IST(16/2/2012) | Last Updated: 14:37 IST(16/2/2012)

A rail blockade by different trade outfits in Upper Assam's Golaghat district demanding stoppage of major trains at the Sarupathar Railway Station disrupted train services for nearly six hours.


The traders body under the local unit of the Chamber of Commerce began the blockade at 4am.

Among the trains affected were the Up and Down Brahmputra Mail, Janshatabdi Express and Kamakhya Express as they were detained at various places along the route.

The protestors later lifted the blockade at around 10am following negotiations with the district and railway authorities and assurances that their demands would be looked into.

Train services have since resumed though the affected trains are running nearly several hours behind schedule.

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