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Jat stir affects coal supply to power plants in Punjab: Railways

punjab Updated: Feb 19, 2016 21:08 IST
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Trains going from Delhi to Haryana, Jammu, Punjab and also to Rajasthan via Hisar-Bikaner have been affected.(HT File Photo)

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 on Friday said that the agitation has affected supply of coal to power plants in Punjab.

Railway public relations officer Anil Saxena said that over 550 passenger trains and 20 goods trains have been affected due to the stir, which has taken a violent turn in many parts of the state, leading to army being called in and curfew in at least two cities, Hisar and Rohtak.

Trains going from Delhi to Haryana, Jammu, Punjab and also to Rajasthan via Hisar-Bikaner have been affected.