Siliguri: The 12-hour “Rail Roko” called by some factions of Kamtapur parties on Tuesday demanding a separate state in West Bengal’s north Bengal districts disrupted the train services in this part of the state and beyond to neighbouring Assam and other northeastern states.
Official sources said Down Abadh Assam was stranded at Dhupguri in Jalpaiguri district,
Dn Kanchanjunga express was detained at Maynaguri station since morning 6 am,
Up Brahmaputra Exp was stranded at Jalpaiguri Road station resulting crisis of food and
waters for the stranded long distance passengers.
Many passengers were seen taking their children abandoning their trains and searching for alternative modes of transport to reach their destination, even at premium prices.
The activists of ” Rail Roko” from dawn to dusk on Tuesday sponsored by the Joint Action
Committee (JAC) of Progressive Kamtapur Party (PKP), fanned out at different locations
like Cooch Behar, Jalpaiguri and and Maynaguri demanding the separate state for enthic
Kamtapuri people across north Bengal districts.
However, the protest and squatting on the tracks was called off after five hours, according to an information received here