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

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.

punjab Updated: Dec 21, 2015 23:14 IST
HT Correspondent
The blockade led to halting of trains running on the Jalandhar-Amritsar route.
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.