“Rail Roko” called by some farmers’ organisations on 18.02.2021 had minimal or
negligible impact on train operations.
Out of 12800 trains, only 30 Mail trains affected
In all 30 Mail
trains were affected out of total 12800 trains run by Indian Railways
(including goods and passenger trains). Several other trains were able to make
up time, some of the long distance trains which were yet to reach destination
were expected to make up time further.
in Mumbai in the State of Maharashtra were not affected by the Rail Roko
Agitation. Freight trains and freight revenue were also not affected.
The Rail Roko agitation passed off without any untoward incident.
Train Movement in
all the zones was smooth after the agitation. Majority of the zones did not
report a single case of any stoppage of train by the agitators.
While dealing with the Rail
Roko agitation, utmost patience was exercised by all concerned. As reported by
some of the Zonal Railways, the Rail Roko Agitation was not done primarily by
the farmers like in the State of West Bengal, agitation was called by a
political party to highlight the local incident of custodial death of a DYFI
student in Kolkata. It was also reported by Zonal Railways that at several
places leaders and activists of political parties were taking part along with
their supporters. This was also confirmed by visuals received from Zonal