News Desk, Amar Ujala, Chandigarh
Updated Fri, 20 Nov 2020 4:49 PM IST
Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.
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Farmers’ organizations are demanding to run goods trains before passenger trains, while the railways says that freight trains will be operated along with passenger trains. Earlier, the farmers organizations had put the responsibility of availability of urea on the state government and said that the government should bring urea in the state through trucks.
Capt Amarinder Singh has said that the Central Government should not link passenger trains to the restoration of movement of goods trains, showing generosity. He also appealed to the central government to cooperate with the state government in creating a pleasant environment to end the peasant movement.
The Chief Minister said that it is the common responsibility of the Central and State Governments to create a constructive environment to solve the crisis arising out of the freeze of railway service. In this context, the Chief Minister will also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi.
The Captain said that the current situation is causing huge losses to the state exchequer, along with loss to industry and agriculture. He said he would appeal to both sides to take proactive steps to find a solution to the problem. The Chief Minister said that not only Punjab, but also neighboring states are facing problems due to the continuous closure of rail traffic.
The CM said that even the army in Ladakh and Kashmir has been affected, because the supply has been severely impacted due to the long halt of rail service. The Captain said that this situation needs to be resolved immediately. He appealed to the Central Government to consider generously with regard to starting rail traffic.
Explain that the farmers in Punjab have decided that the central government should start the service of goods trains first and then the emptying of tracks for passenger trains in the state will be considered. The Captain said that farmers should also help the state government in normalizing the situation by giving way to passenger trains, as the state government has given full support in the fight against agricultural laws.