Lonavla Residents Demand Stop For Long-Distance Trains, Halt Deccan Queen

Lonavla Residents Demand Stop For Long-Distance Trains, Halt Deccan Queen

Swift action by the Railway Protection Force (RPF), Government Railway Police (GRP), and city police helped clear the tracks and disperse the demonstrators.

Kamal MishraUpdated: Friday, January 12, 2024, 08:15 PM IST
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Lonavla Residents Demand Stop For Long-Distance Trains, Halt Deccan Queen |

Pune -Mumbai Deccan Queen Express en route to Mumbai faced 19-minute delay on Friday morning, due to a rail roko organised by residents at Lonavla.

The demonstration, reportedly coordinated by a group of local citizens, aimed to draw attention to their demand for several long-distance and Vande Bharat trains to make stops at Lonavla. Apart from that protestors were demanding more suburban services between Pune and Lonavala.

The protest garnered support from hundreds of locals who gathered to advocate for a change in train schedules, emphasizing the importance of Lonavla as a potential stop. The movement briefly disrupted the train's journey, causing inconvenience to passengers.

Swift action by RPF

the Railway Protection Force (RPF), Government Railway Police (GRP), and city police helped clear the tracks and disperse the demonstrators. The timely intervention ensured that the Deccan Queen Express could resume its journey towards Mumbai without further delays.

"The incident highlights the growing demand from Lonavla residents for improved connectivity and recognition as a significant stop for long-distance trains" said a protester who didn't want to be quoted.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugerated new suburban railway station Digha Gaon on Thane-Vashi/Panvel trans-harbour line and 6th line between Khar Road and Goregaon railway stations in Mumbai. 

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