Rail, road services hit in Jharkhand
Rail and road services were hit in Jharkhand on Wednesday on the first day of a two-day strike in five Indian states, officials said.india Updated: Jun 30, 2010 13:25 IST
Rail and road services were hit in Jharkhand on Wednesday on the first day of a two-day strike in five Indian states, officials said.
"As a precaution, seven trains have been cancelled and the routes of eight have been diverted," a railway official said.
The diverted trains include the Ranchi-Delhi Swarna Jayanti Express and the Ranchi-Varanasi inter-city.
According to railway authorities, pilot engines will run in some Maoist strongholds at a speed of 60-65 km per hour.
Also, the national highways looked deserted as trucks were stranded at many places and long-route buses did not ply.
This is the second two-day strike called by the Communist Party of India-Maoist in June. It will cover Jharkhand, Bihar, Orissa, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal.