Gujjar violence in Sikar; another vital rail route blocked

JAIPUR: Having blocked the Delhi-Mumbai rail course for the previous six days, Gujjars on Wednesday also blocked the Sawai Madhopur-Jaipur rail course, on which the trains at the blocked Delhi-Mumbai course have been being diverted.
Seventeen trains at the Sawai Madhopur-Jaipur rail course had to be cancelled except the 14 trains at the Delhi-Mumbai remain cancelled since last Friday. The West Central railway and the North Western Railway even have had to divert 25 trains on these routes.

On Wednesday afternoon, no less than 300 protesters reached on the railway tracks passing through Choth Ka Barwada because of which passengers travelling to Jaipur via Sawai Madhopur, had to face inconvenience. NWR cancelled 17 trains at the course together with the trains coming and going to southern portions of India and Maharastra.

“With the unexpected blockade, we had to divert six trains from different routes,” mentioned an officer with the North Western Railways (NWR).

Meanwhile, protesters from the group tried to dam the Jaipur-Bikaner (NH-52) and Jaipur-Sikar (NH-11) at Goriya village in Sikar district. Protesters set tyres on fire and pelted stones on the police who tried to disperse them.

“We had to make use of delicate power and lathicharge to disperse them. A case under appropriate sections of IPC used to be also been lodged towards those who created ruckus at the spot,” mentioned Tejpal Singh, additional superintendent of police, Sikar. The protesters have been seeking to block roads connecting Sikar to Churu, Jaipur, Hanumangarh and Bikaner.

The street block disconnecting Sawai Madhopur to neighbouring Madhya Pradesh persisted via Kushali Darra area in Sawai Madhopur district whilst protesters persisted their street block at Jaipur–Agra street via Sikandara.

“Now, we will be able to be sure that people the usage of the parallel village routes should also be blocked,” mentioned Baney Singh Gujjar, a Gujjar leader at Sikandara mentioned.

Buses to Sawai Madhopur from Jaipur also remained affected because of street block via Gujjars near Tonk. “We are presently passing through Diggi-Malpura-Phagi street to succeed in Sawai Madhopur,” mentioned a driving force of RSRTC bus.

Several vacationers have been stranded at Sawai Madhopur after Jaipur-Sawai Madhopur and train course used to be blocked via protesting Gujjars. “I had a flight to Mumbai from Jaipur but could not achieve Jaipur,” mentioned a vacationer at a hotel in Sawai Madhopur who is stranded with five-member family.

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