No trains on 12-km track, villagers protest
Hundreds of villagers staged a sit-in on the railway tracks at the Garhi-Harsaru station, about 10 km from Gurgaon, on Sunday.india Updated: Jun 14, 2010 01:39 IST
Hundreds of villagers staged a sit-in on the railway tracks at the Garhi-Harsaru station, about 10 km from Gurgaon, on Sunday.
They were demanding a train on the 12-km-long Farukhnagar-Garhi-Harsaru tracks that were upgraded from Metro to broad-gauge standard about a year ago at the cost of Rs 30 crore.
Garhi-Harsaru station is situated on Delhi-Rewari railway link. About 90-minute blockade between 9.00 a.m. and 10.30 a.m. resulted in delaying of about five trains at the station, causing inconvenience to passengers.
Rao Maan Singh, the convener of Rail Sangharsh Samiti that led the demonstration, said, "We disrupted trains’ movement at the Garhi-Harsaru station to attract the attention of the railway authorities."
The villagers cleared the tracks only after railway authorities assured them that trains would start running on the route by August 15.