After less than 300 trains were cancelled on Tuesday due to violent protests following the announcement of the Agneepath scheme, railway operations resumed normalcy.
Let us remind you that agitators opposing this plan set fire to many train coaches and damaged railway property. Around 400 trains were cancelled as a result of this.
The Railways cancelled 270 trains on Tuesday, including 103 mail/express trains and 167 passenger trains. Three Mail/Express trains had also been partially cancelled by railways.
The Railways announced on Monday that over 600 trains had been cancelled due to the agitation. It cancelled 483 trains on Sunday and 369 the previous day.
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Violent protests were witnessed in many parts of the country after the announcement of the plan. Under this recruitment scheme for the army, there is a provision to recruit youth in the age group of 17 to 21 years. However, amid fierce protests, the government has increased this age limit to 23. This recruitment is for a short period of four years in the army. After four years, 75 percent of the Agniveers will be retired from the army. At the same time, 25 percent will be reinstated as a regular soldier.
Meanwhile, Lt Gen Anil Puri, Additional Secretary, Department of Military Affairs, Ministry of Defense, stated in a media briefing that the Agneepath scheme will not affect soldiers' combat capabilities or operational readiness in any way. Will do
More than 60 coaches and ten locomotives have been damaged in this zone alone, according to a statement from the East Central Railway spokesperson.