Amritsar: Trains Resume After Farm Union Suspends 169-Day Long Dharna On Railway Tracks Ahead Of Wheat Harvest SeasonSource: Twitter

Train services resumed in Amritsar, Punjab yesterday after farm union suspended 169-day long 'dharna' on tracks ahead of the wheat harvest season, reports ANI.

"Dharna at Jandiala Guru Railway Station has been suspended for the time being, and the passenger trains are operational now", said Gurpreet Khera, Deputy Commissioner.

Previously, due to the blockade, Amritsar-bound trains had to be diverted to other stations and passengers were taken to Amritsar through buses and other vehicles.

A group of farmers had been squatting on the railway tracks to protest the new farm laws. Ahead of the wheat harvest season, they decided to open up the tracks as the blockade would cause loss to them as well as the traders.

The decision to withdraw the rail blockade at Devidaspura on the Amritsar-Delhi route was taken after a meeting of all protesting farmer unions, said Savinder Singh, a leader of the Kissan Mazdoor Sangarsh Committee which had been spearheading the stir.

"Farmers were blocking only passenger trains but the Centre decided to stop goods trains as well which caused huge losses to farmers, traders and industrialists. In the light of current circumstances, farmers have unanimously resolved to end the stir here," he was quoted as saying.

The 'Delhi Chalo' farmers' protest that started on 26 November last year at the border points of New Delhi has entered the 107th day today.

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