Agnipath Protest: 'I Met People Stranded at New Delhi Station'
Around 650 trains have been cancelled across India.
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Hundreds of passengers were left stranded at New Delhi Railway Station as several trains were cancelled amid protests against the Agnipath scheme.
All over Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Harayana and in more than 13 states, around 650 trains have been cancelled.
I visited the New Delhi Railway Station on Saturday, 18 June and met some of the commuters at the station.
"I am coming from Jammu and I was going to Kathihar (Bihar). Now I am stranded here. My train is cancelled. There’s no other train available. I don’t even know how I will go back. The trains that are available only have AC coaches. The only way left is to take a bus but they are very expensive and I cannot afford it."A Stranded Passenger
As there are limited trains available, commuters now have to go for more expensive train tickets.
"I was supposed to go to Buxar. After coming here, we got to know that there are only two trains available, and we'll have to pay Rs 3,500. Instead of paying Rs 400, now I’m paying Rs 3,500."Passenger
Passengers at the station have been waiting to go back home and are requesting the authorities to take an action.
A passenger travelling from Himachal Pradesh said, "I booked my tickets online. I have to reach Kolkata on time because of my work. How will I reach there? They have cancelled our tickets. What are we supposed to do now? The authorities should at least try to come up with a solution."
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