Rail services hit after protesters stage blockade

Protesters blocked railway tracks at Nungi and Akra stations in Sealdah-Budgebudge South section disrupting the movement of local trains.

Movement of local trains in the section was consequently paralysed after 8 AM and it could be only resumed after 12 noon, according to eastern railway sources.

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The blockade was called to protest against the irregular running of local trains in the section which has caused inconvenience to office-goers, students and businessmen in the area, a protester alleged.

The policemen, who reached the spot to bring the situation under control in Nungi were beaten up by the protesters, a police official said, adding that they also vandalised a police vehicle.

The protesters ransacked the room of station managers in Nungi and Akra, the sources said.


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