Jat train blockade costs railways rs 300 crore

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Old 28-Mar-2011
Jat train blockade costs railways rs 300 crore

Chandigarh March 28:

Train services resumed partially in Haryana as Jats seeking job quotas vacated tracks after around three weeks. The Jat agitation cost the railways `300 crore, said officials.

Railway officials are checking the tracks to see if any wear and tear has taken place. “Rail traffic has been partially resumed, and soon it will be in full flow,” said an official. The official said the three weeks of crippled train services in Haryana caused a whopping loss of `300 crore.

Jats blocked rail tracks at several places to press their demand that a portion of Government jobs should be set aside for them under the Other Backward Classes (OBC) quota. The worst-hit districts were Hisar, Bhiwani and Jind. The protesters on Saturday withdrew their agitation after the Government gave a written assurance that their demand would be examined. “We will wait for six months. If they again betray us, we will re-launch the protest,” said Hawa Singh Sangwan, president of the Haryana Jat Arakshan Samiti.

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