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Dera violence: North India bound trains from Odisha to terminate at Delhi

Bhubaneswar: Trains from Odisha to Punjab, Haryana and other northern states will terminate at Delhi following the large scale violence triggered by Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s conviction in a rape case.

Owing to severe law and order situation, railway operations in Haryana and Punjab have been suspended as a precautionary measure by Northern Railways.

All trains emanating from Odisha will also not be allowed to move beyond New Delhi, sources informed.

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The trains particularly to Jammu, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Ambala, Panipat, Bhatinda, Jakhal, Rohatak from Odisha will be terminated at Delhi, sources said.

On the other hand, Visakhapatnam-Amritsar Hirakud Express via Bhubaneswar and Sambalpur scheduled to depart at 23:50 hrs today (August 25, 2017) has been cancelled.

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