Lakhs face trouble in Mumbai, as students demanding job block railway track

MUMBAI March 20, 2018: Media reports said hundreds of students demanding jobs in railways on Tuesday morning stopped rail traffic, including suburban services between Matunga and Dadar stations, causing immense inconvenience to lakhs of commuters, a Central Railway official said.

The students blocked the rail track at 7 am on Tuesday morning, forcing railways to stop the suburban as well as express train in the affected section between Matunga and CSMT.

The official said the all the four lines were hit between Matunga and CSMT.

“There has been no recruitment since last four years. We are struggling from pillars to post. Over 10 students have committed suicide. We cannot let such things happen,” a student who was part of the protest said, the media report stated.

“We will not move from here until Railway Minister Piyush Goel comes and meet us. Our several prayers made to Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) of Mumbai division have failed to yield any result,” another student said.

Chief public relations officer (CPRO) of Central Railway Sunil Udasi said, “Mumbai police along with GRP and RPF jawans are having talks with the students and railway’s first priority is to clear the track first,” he said.