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Trains run late due to blockade over death of two in Jalandhar

punjab Updated: Dec 21, 2015 23:14 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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The blockade led to halting of trains running on the Jalandhar-Amritsar route.(Pardeep Pandit/HT Photo)

Trains in the region were delayed as people sat on the tracks after two persons were ran over by a train near Mannawali and Beas railway station.

Alleging that the accident took place due to the level crossing gatekeeper’s negligence, people sat on a dharna, demanding action against him. The blockade led to halting of trains running on the Jalandhar-Amritsar route.

While Akal Takht Express was stopped at the Jalandhar railway station at 5:30pm, Dadar Express was halted at the Kartarpur station and Janseva Express at Dhilwan station. Other trains running late included Chhattisgarh Express, Shatabdi Express and Shan-e-Punjab.

The dharna was finally lifted at 6:30 pm after a compromise was reached between the protesters and railway officials.