Mumbai Rail Roko: Job-Seekers Students Protested on Railway Track, 30 Trains Cancelled: Well, reports are coming that in Mumbai, thousands of local train riders had a very rough day because students who were protesting on the railway tracks for hours. Sources are saying that these students are demanding railway jobs and that’s why they were protesting on the tracks which made 30 trains delayed and then they canceled. These job-seekers aren’t looking in a mood to come out even they were in a full mood of being there.
Some reports are suggesting that 500 students started their protest around 7 am between the Matunga and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) stations in south Mumbai, blocking trains to one of the city’s main business centers. The railways were forced to stop running suburban and express trains. Also, they were there until 11 am and then the blockade was called off.
Also, some reports are saying that a large number of policemen had tried to remove the protesters from the tracks and even used batons as students refused to budge, holding up placards and shouting slogans demanding jobs in the railways. Also, the reports are saying that these protesters used stones and threw them at the local trains.
We all know that these local trains are the lifeline of India’s financial capital and any disruption of services cripples movement in the city. Also, these 30 trains were canceled in the morning. Also, few long-distance trains to Mumbai were also impacted. The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport Undertaking (BEST), the transport wing of the city’s civic body, was running additional bus services to help the stranded passengers.
Also, some officials are saying that a fifth of the railway jobs has been reserved for apprentices, but the protesting students want the quota limit to be removed. Railway officials say a fifth of the railway jobs has been reserved for apprentices, but the protesting students want the quota limit to be removed.