Agnipath Row: Bharat Bandh Today, 483 Trains Cancelled
New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar: Due to the growing tension over Agnipath, the proposed scheme of the Central government for short-term services in the Indian armed forces spreading from one state to another.
The Centre sent a note of caution to all states and Union Territories (UTs) regarding tackling the continued agitations on this count.
As many as 483 train services were cancelled due to protests in different parts of the country against the Centre’s ‘Agnipath’ scheme.
The defence ministry on Sunday confirmed that there would be no rollback of the ‘Agnipath’ recruitment scheme.
In view of the above, the letter has added that “It would be imperative to put in place adequate security arrangements at important installations and facilities, especially Railway stations/lines, National Highways and important government officers to maintain law and order, peace, and tranquility.”
Since the agitations broke out, the Railways faced maximum wrath incurring maximum losses. That is why the Union government has specially mentioned the railway stations.
Meanwhile, the Kolkata Police Commission, Vineet Goyal told newspersons on Saturday afternoon that his forces have been kept on high alert and are ready to bring any situation under control.