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Maharashtra bandh affects railway services on Central and Harbour lines

Dalits came on Mumbai streets on Tuesday to protest against the violence that took place in Pune. In-wake of violence at Bhima Koregaon village in Pune district on Monday, Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM) leader Prakash Ambedkar as called ‘Maharashtra bandh’.

Today fresh protest were seen near Goregaon this morning where buses and autorickshaw was not functioning due to protest. Protestors were also seen blocking roads. Even school buses are shut today due protest.

Large number of protesters have occupied the railway tracks at Nallasopara Station, disrupting rail traffic. Administration and security forces are making all efforts to normalise the train operations on Western Railway, reported ANI. Group of people were also seen protesting at Worli.

Train services are being disrupted across Mumbai. Protestors are blocking trains at Govandi and Chembur railways stations. Trains on the Harbour line, too, have been disrupted.

Protesters halt buses, auto-rickshaws at Lal Bahadur Shastri Road in Thane, also deflate bus tyres. Currently Section 144 has been imposed in Thane till 4th January midnight.

Even protests at Goregaon station, Western Line Platform No 1 & 2 at around 9am, 3rd January.

Group of people were also seen protesting at Thane station. Protestors staged rail roko, at Thane station. Section 144 imposed in Maharashtra’s Thane till 4th January midnight, reports ANI.

Mumbai dabbawalas announced they would not operate on Wednesday due to Maharashtra band called by different Dalit organisations.

Bus services towards Pune’s Baramati and Satara suspended till further orders, reported ANI.

“All trains services running normal in Pune division, security in place to maintain the situation” Divisional Security Commissioner D Vikas told ANI.

Even school children were send back, “It was left for the parents to decide if they want to send their their children to school, hardly 50 students came today. So now we are even sending them back home, teachers will also leave thereafter”,  a teacher at Mumbai’s Young Ladies High School told ANI.

Internet services suspended in Aurangabad, bus operations also affected due to Bhima-Korgaon violence.

Inter state bus services from Karnataka-Maharashtra temporarily suspended as a precautionary measure, reported ANI.

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