Fresh Gujjar agitation in Rajasthan, Delhi Mumbai Train service affected

In Rajasthan, hundreds of Gujjar activists led by Col. Kirodi Singh Bainsla has staged a dharna on rail track in Pilupura village of Bharatpur district. Earlier, the Gujjar activists started their march from Raseri to Pilupura, after the deadline of 4.00 pm set by Col. Bainsla was over.AIR correspondent says, the Delhi-Mumbai rail track is likely to be disrupted following this Dharna. Gujjars are demanding quick implementation of five per cent reservation to their community, withdrawal of cases against their activists and payment of compensation to widows of those killed during the last agitation. The New Delhi-Mumbai railway track has been blocked, forcing unscheduled halts and diversions of as many as 17 trains. railway traffic was disrupted in the section with several trains forced to halt at unscheduled stops while others were diverted. Trains like Lucknow-bound Avadh Express had to be diverted via Sawaimadhopur, Jaipur, Bandikui, Bharatpur and Agra. Even the Doon Express was diverted through the Sawaimadhopur route while the Janshatabdi had to take the Bharatpur-Bandikui-Jaipur route. “Due to security reasons, the railway authorities have stopped Nizamuddin-Kota Janshatabdi Express at the Bharatpur railway station,” sources said.