Pattan, March 31 : The agitated farmers Thursday stopped a train bound to Budgam from Baramulla near Pattan town of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district. The agitated farmers wanted to draw the attention of Railway authorities towards the pathetic condition of Railway tunnel in Pattan.
The Railway tunnel in Pattan is not only stinky but it is also in dilapidated condition. The protesting farmers alleged that Railway authorities even after receiving money from the Central Government did not make it for the pedestrians.
“We had no option but to stop the moving train to draw the attention of negligent Railway authorities. The tunnel stinks and a pedestrian is unable to walk through it,” protesters told.
Shortly after the protesting farmers halted the train, the authorities including Railway Station Master rushed to spot and assured the protesters that work on the dilapidated tunnel will be started without any delay. After the assurance from the Station Master, the protesters dispersed peacefully. (CNS)
2015 Kashmir Despatch