Bharat bandh: Rail roko in Mumbai, no impact in Thane

Suburban services of the Central Railway (CR) in Mumbai were briefly affected on Wednesday morning due to protests at the tracks at Kanjurmarg station under Bharat bandh called by some organizations against the CAA and NRC.

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Police said at least 100 protesters gathered at the railway station at 8 am on the tracks and stopped the slow trains running from CSMT. Thet raised slogans and waved the national flag.

The protesters were later removed by the police and taken into custody. An official said that the services on the CR line were running 10-15 minutes late due to the disruption.

Shivaji Sutar, Chief PRO, Shivaji Sutar said, “The suburban UP slow train on the Central_Railway stopped at the Kanjur Marg station by a crowd of people. Though DN Slow, fast lines traffic is normal.”

“We request people not to stop trains and cooperate with us for the smooth running of suburban trains,” Sutar said.

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Several organizations, including the Bahujan Kranti Morcha, have reportedly called for a Bharat Bandh in protest against the recently passed Citizenship Amendment Act and the proposed National Civil Register (NRC). Meanwhile, there was no impact of the bandh in neighboring Thane city and adjoining areas.

An official of the police control room said that public transport is normal in Thane and shops and educational institutions are open. He said that police personnel is deployed at various places.

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