234 trains have been cancelled as a result of the Agnipath protest, with many more being impacted

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The Railways Ministry stated on Friday that protests over the Agnipath scheme for armed forces recruitment have disrupted more than 300 trains, with 234 trains cancelled.

In addition to the 234 trains that were cancelled, 95 trains were partially cancelled, and 11 trains were diverted as a result of the protests.

The demonstrators vandalised three operational trains on the East Central Railways and one empty rake in Kulharia (also on the ECR). Protesters in Bali set fire to an empty stationary train and vandalised a few more trains, leading police to lathicharge them.

Due to the unrest, the worst-affected East Central Railways — which spans Bihar, Jharkhand, and areas of Uttar Pradesh that have seen massive protests — has opted to “monitor” the operations of eight trains.

12303 Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express, 12353 Howrah-Lalkuan Express, 18622 Ranchi-Patna Patliputra Express, 18182 Danapur-Tata Express, 22387 Howrah-Dhanbad Black Diamond Express, 13512 Asansol-Tata Express, 13032 Jaynagar-Howrah Express, and 13409 Malda Town-Kiul Express are among these trains. The 12335 Malda Town-Lokmanya Tilak (T) Express and the 12273 Howrah-New Delhi Duronto Express are two ECR trains that have been cancelled.

Several North Frontier Railroads trains cross through ECR territory, and three of them were disrupted, according to the railways.