Rail traffic hit in Punjab due to farmers' protest

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Amritsar, Sep 25 Agitating farmers today squatted on railway tracks here affecting railway traffic between Amritsar to Delhi and Amritsar to Pathankot.

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The agitating farmers led by Kisan Sangharsh Committee, are demanding enhancement in existing purchasing price of Basmati rice and a write-off of their existing loans.

They are also demanding compensation of Rs 10 lakh along with a government job to the next of the kin of farmers who had committed suicide in the past.

The farmers agitation affected movement of trains between Amritsar to Delhi and Amritsar to Pathankot.

The Shatabdi Express between Amritsar and Delhi and many other trains were delayed due to the agitation, officials said.

PTI 

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