40,000 railway passengers stranded in Punjab

May 26th, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI  

Punjab, May 26 (ANI): At least 40,000 train passengers have been left stranded inside and outside railway stations across Punjab following disruption of railway traffic by supporters of a Sikh outfit.

Public unrest and violence in the state has also affected the movement of buses.

The Guwahati-Jammu Himgiri Express was the first train that passed through Ludhiana on Tuesday morning.

The Dadar-Amritsar Express, the Mumbai-Amritsar Deluxe and the Shaheed Express, bound for Punjab and Jammu have been terminated at Ambala junction.

Three other trains, the Amritsar-Nanded Sachkhand Express, the Amritsar-Jansewa Express and the Meerut-Ludhiana Superfast, have also been cancelled.

Meanwhile, protestors have set up barricades on roads. (ANI)

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