Punjab farmers allow trains to resume, say if talks don’t progress, protests will be back


The protesting farmer unions in Punjab have allowed all train services to resume from tomorrow but with a warning that if talks with the Centre do not progress in the next 15 days, the agitation will resume.


The farmer protests began on September 24, 2020.


In a tweet, Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh said, “Had a fruitful meeting with Kisan Unions. Happy to share that starting 23rd Nov night, Kisan Unions have decided to end rail blockades for 15 days. I welcome this step since it will restore normalcy to our economy. I urge Central Govt to resume rail services to Punjab forthwith.”


The Railways said on Friday it has suffered a loss of Rs 2,220 crore, including Rs 67 crore in passenger revenue, due to the ongoing protest by farmers against the Central farm reform laws.