Jharkhand More Than 60 Trains Canceled On The Fourth Day Due To Kudmi Agitation, Know In Details

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Trains Canceled Due To Kudmi Agitation: Due to the Kudmi movement of Jharkhand, Bengal and Odisha, train services in these three states are badly disrupted for the fourth consecutive day on Friday. More than 60 trains have been cancelled, while the regular operation of about 3 dozen other trains has also been affected. Since September 20, thousands of agitators have blocked railway tracks at Kustaur in Adra division and Khemashuli in Kharagpur division of West Bengal, demanding tribal (scheduled tribe) status to Kudmi caste. Due to this agitation, around 400 trains passing through different stations of 6 railway divisions- Howrah, Adra, Kharagpur, Dhanbad, Ranchi and Chakradharpur have been canceled in the last 4 days and due to this about one lakh Passengers have to face a lot of trouble.

Administration bowed its knees
More than 100 trains going to different stations of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh are running late by 2 to 20 hours. Thousands of candidates appearing in various competitive examinations including railways could not reach their destination. The Tata-Howrah and Howrah-Mumbai rail lines have been affected the most. The railways and the general administration have also almost succumbed to the agitators on the railway track.

Passengers getting upset
No mail, express and passenger train is being allowed to proceed from Tatanagar railway station in Jharkhand. Not a single train is being sent from Tatanagar towards Howrah. At the same time, due to cancellation of trains going towards Mumbai also, passengers are facing a lot of trouble. The trains which are coming are also running late by two to 19 hours.

this is the demand
It is noteworthy that the people of Kudmi community of West Bengal, Jharkhand and Odisha are demanding ST status as well as inclusion of Kurmali language in the eighth list of the Constitution. These demands are being raised for the last 4 decades. This time the people of Kudmi community of all the three states have formed a joint organization to intensify the movement.

Rail operations affected
The trains that have been canceled due to the agitators include 03591, 03592, 03595, 03596 MEMU Passenger Special running between Bokaro to Asansol, 03597, 03598 MEMU Passenger Special running between Ranchi and Asansol, running between Tatanagar and Chakradharpur. 08013, 08014 Passenger Special, 08015, 08049 MEMU Special running from Kharagpur to Jhargram, 08055, 08056, 08059, 08060, 08071, 08072, 08150, 08160 MEMU Special Passenger, 08174 Tatanagar Asansol Passenger from Kharagpur to Tatanagar Dozens of trains including specials are included.

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