Mumbai : Congress workers staged a ‘rail roko’ in various parts of Maharashtra, excluding Mumbai, to protest against the train fare hike, reports PTI.
“We decided to exclude Mumbai, where the ‘rail roko’ demonstrations were slated from 11 am to noon, to avoid inconvenience to suburban commuters,” MPCC spokesperson Sachin Sawant said.
“Rail roko stir was successful in places like Thane, Navi Mumbai, Wardha and Akola,” Sawant said.
At these places, Congress workers staged the ‘rail roko’ from 10 am to 11 am.
Congress is protesting the recent hike in railway passenger fares and freight rates announced by the Centre.
The party activists held demonstrations in various parts of the state protesting against the fare hike and demanded an immediate rollback in the fares.
“The rollback announced yesterday (Tuesday) is only partial. We demand a full rollback,” Sawant said.