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Indefinite rail roko suspended

india Updated: Oct 31, 2009 12:59 IST
Rourkela Railway steering committee

Rourkela Railway steering committee has suspended their proposed indefinite rail roko from Sunday following the Railway Board's decision to extend the running of Bilaspur Rajdhani Express via Rourkela further for an experimental basis for six months.

The decision of the Railway Board to continue the Rajdhani Express was communicated to the district magistrate of Sundargarh by the senior divisional commercial manager, V K Srivastava in a letter.

Earlier the newly formed steering committee, comprising representatives of all political parties, leading citizens and various socio-cultural organisations had decided to launch the agitation from November 1 in support of their 10-point charter of demands.

Committee spokesperson, Subrat Patnaik said the committee had given one month's time to the Railways to solve the other demands and suspended the proposed agitation.

Train services on Howrah-Mumbai line was disrupted for more than three hours on October 13 following token rail roko by the committee in support of their demands.

The committee is demanding continuation of the Rajdhani Express services, introduction of Rourkela-Bhubaneswar inter-city express, establishment of a washing yard and railway terminal at Rourkela.