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Train services partially affected on Howrah and Sealdah sections after anti-Citizenship Act protesters block tracks at different stations

Kolkata, Dec 14 (GCCurrentAffairs) Train services carrying commuters on Howrah and Sealdah sections were today partially affected when the anti-Citizenship Act protesters blocked tracks at different railway stations across West Bengal.

Preliminary reports said the train services between Sealdah-Hasnabad section of Eastern Railway were affected today after the protesters squatted on the tracks at different areas forcing the ER authorities to deploy RPF and GRP to clear the track.

Both the Eastern Railway and South Eastern Railway have cancelled some of the local trains as precautionary measure.

Train from Sealdah was terminated at Krishnanagar following disturbances yesterday at Beldanga station where the anti-Citizenship Act agitators ransacked the platform and damaged the office of the station master.

Report came that some DMUs were detained Sadordigihi-Poradanga station on Sealdah section.

Violence was reported in Murshidabad district this morning where protesters stalled train at Jangipur station.

Train also detained at Muraroi in Birbhum for the same reason.

West Bengal chief minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee called for mass agitation from first day of the next week against the Citizenship Act and NRC, saying her government would not implement or allow to implement such legislation.

Northeast Frontier Railway cancelled some 30 long distance passenger trains owing to agitation in Assam.

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