Amritsar-Delhi Shatabdi delayed by protestSeptember 14th, 2008 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, Sep 14 (IANS) The Swaran Shatabdi express that runs between Amritsar and New Delhi was held up near here Sunday for nearly one hour after protesting computer teachers from Punjab blocked the railway tracks.The computer teachers sat in protest on the railway tracks at the Jalandhar Cantonment railway station. The train had to be stopped by the railway officials much before the spot where the protest was being held.
The train later resumed its journey after the protesters moved out.
Punjab computer teachers association president Gurwinder Singh said they had to resort to the protest as the Akali Dal government in Punjab had failed to fulfil its election promise to regularise their posts.