Punjab farmers’ union to allow trains to run in state for 15 days, talks to continue

Punjab farmers’ union, protesting against the Centre’s controversial farm laws on Saturday decided to allow all goods and passenger trains to pass through the state from Monday.

CM Capt Amarinder Singh said he welcomed the farmers’ decision.

“Had a fruitful meeting with Kisan Unions. Happy to share that starting 23rd Nov night, Kisan Unions have decided to end rail blockades for 15 days. I welcome this step since it will restore normalcy to our economy. I urge Central Govt to resume rail services to Punjab forthwith,” Amarinder tweeted.

Raveen Thukral, media adviser to Capt Amarinder Singh in a tweet said, “Punjab farmers to completely lift their rail blockade from Monday (November 23) to allow all goods & passenger trains, in response to impassioned appeal by CM @capt_amarinder at meeting with Kisan Unions.”

“Punjab CM @capt_amarinder assures Kisan Unions to consider their other demands, including sugarcane rates & dues as well as withdrawal of stubble burning cases, before November 30, and to form a committee of officers to discuss the same,” he said.

“After Kisan Unions agree to lift rail blockade, @capt_amarinder urges Centre to restore all train services in Punjab and hold talks with farmers to address their concerns over #FarmLaws,” he added.

Farmers in Punjab have been protesting against the three farm laws since they were passed by the Parliament.