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Railways to partially resume train service in Rajasthan

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New Delhi, June 2 (UNI) Long distance trains passing through Rajasthan, which had been crippled by the Gujjar agitation for the last four days, would be resumed on the Delhi-Mumbai route via Ganganagar from today, a Railway Ministry official said.

''The 2904 Golden Temple Mail (Amritsar-Mumbai Central) would be the first train to be restored on this route following a high-level discussion between the Railway Board and the Rajasthan governmment,'' the official said.

Two additional pairs of special trains have also been pressed into service on the Jaipur-Ringus-Rewari metre gauge route, which has connectivity with Delhi through broad gauge route trains at Rewari.

''We are constantly monitoring the situation for the resumption of more trains,'' the official said.

Meanwhile, 12 trains, including Delhi-Ahmedabad Ashram Express, Nizamuddin-Madgaon Exp. and New Bhuj-Bareily Exp. which were scheduled for today's journey, were cancelled and three trains were partially cancelled. Also, eight trains have been diverted.

Yesterday, 24 trains were suspended in view of the deteriorating law and order situation in the desert state.

Quoting a report from the North Central Railway, the official said a mob agitation at Boraki Halt between Dadri-Ajaibpur on Ghaziabad-Aligarh Junction at 0655 hrs resulted in eight trains being held up on the section.

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