Thursday, September 22, 2011

Telangana JAC: Over 200 trains cancelled in Telangana

Over 200 trains scheduled for Saturday and Sunday in Telangana were cancelled in view of the two-day rail blockade referred to as by Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) to demand separate statehood for the region, authorities said Thursday.

According to a statement from South Central Railway, 55 express and 88 passenger trains have been cancelled.

The railway authorities own also partially cancelled 63 trains, including 33 express trains. They suffer diverted 55 trains and rescheduled four, that pass through the region.

The rail blockade has also led to cancellation of all 222 MMTS (Multi-Modal Transport System) services in twin towns of Hyderabad and Secunderabad and 102 DHMU (Diesel Hydraulic Multiple Unit) trains in other portions of Telangana.

The rail blockade has been called even as over 10,000 buses of state-owned Road Transport Corporation (RTC) remained off the roads in the region for the fourth day Thursday.

The RTC employees are participating in the indefinite general strike called by JAC demanding the central government to immediately craft system for formation of a separate Telangana state.
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