In the wake of the ongoing reservation stir by the Gurjar community in Rajasthan, 5 trains were canceled and 15 are re-routed in the division of West Central Railway zone on Saturday.
Meanwhile, members of Gurjar community, who have been agitating on railway tracks in Rajasthan, demanding reservation, appealed to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to pay heed to their demands.
Gurjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla on Friday started an agitation on the railway tracks in Rajasthan's Sawai Madhopur district, seeking 5% reservation in government education and jobs. Since the deadline lapsed on Friday and the Rajasthan government did not make any announcement, Bainsla staged the protest along with his supporters.
The Gurjar community held a reservation movement between Sawai Madhopur and Bayana railway stations. The protest also affected the train movement on the Delhi-Mumbai line.
A support booth with helpline number 220-1043 has been set up at Jaipur station for information about diversion and cancellation of trains.
In December, Gurjar leader Bainsla had given a 20-day "ultimatum" to the Rajasthan’s Congress government to make its stand clear on quota to five communities, including Gurjar, failing which he threatened of beginning the quota stir.