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CAB protests: Northeast Frontier Railway cancels, reschedules several trains

Protesters burning tyres during the 12-hour Assam bandh call given by North East Student Organization (NESO) in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) in Guwahati on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.

Protesters burning tyres during the 12-hour Assam bandh call given by North East Student Organization (NESO) in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) in Guwahati on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.   | Photo Credit: Ritu Raj Konwar

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On Tuesday, normal life across Assam came to a standstill due to an 11-hour northeast bandh.

In view of the massive protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Assam, the Northeast Frontier Railway on Wednesday cancelled many trains and rescheduled a few that originate from the state.

At least 14 trains have either been cancelled, short terminated or diverted anticipating “disruptions in train movement”, NF Railway Chief Public Relations Officer Subhanan Chanda said in a statement.

Out of these, eight trains have been “completely” cancelled, while the rest have been short terminated, the statement said.

The Avadh Assam Express is rescheduled to originate from New Tinsukia and will remain cancelled between Dibrugarh and New Tinsukia. The Ledo-Guwahati Intercity Express, Dibrugarh-Furketing-Guwahati Intercity Express, Naharlagun-Tinsukia Intercity Express and Dekargaon-Dibrugarh Intercity Express have been fully cancelled.

Protests erupted across the State since early morning against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill which was passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday.

On Tuesday, normal life across Assam came to a standstill due to an 11-hour northeast bandh called by the North East Students’ Organisation (NESO), an umbrella body of all the student bodies of the northeast, and a 12-hour Assam bandh by the Left-Democratic organisations.

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