Mumbai: After a meeting of Punjab MPs amid protests against railway services, Union Minister Piyush Goyal assured them that if the government headed by Captain Amarinder Singh-led government assured safety and security of railway property and personnel and clears the tracks.
Goyal met various MPs (MPs) from Punjab on 4 November.
Taking to Twitter on Thursday, Piyush Goyal said, “Met with MPs from Punjab regarding Railway services in the State. Railways are keen to start services for the benefit of farmers, industry, MSMEs, the general public, and passenger convenience.”
“Requested the state government to clear the entire Railway network from blockages so that we can run all trains, to and through Punjab, without interruption and safely,” the Minister said in a subsequent tweet.
Requested State Govt. to clear entire Railway network from blockages so that we can run all trains, to and through Punjab, without interruption and safely.
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) November 5, 2020
The Punjab Chief Minister started a ‘dharna’ at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar on 4 November on the issue of suspension of goods rail services in Punjab. Farmers in the state have been staging ‘rail-stop’ protests against the new agricultural laws passed by the central government in September.