Mumbai Central Railway protest LIVE UPDATES: Students injured

Mumbai Central Railway protest LIVE UPDATES: Students injured

The morning commute in Mumbai on Tuesday came to a standstill after as many as 500 students working as apprentices in different technical workshops of Railways staged a rail roko on the Central Railway (CR) Line, demanding permanent jobs. Due to this, trains between Kurla and Dadar stations remain suspended.

According to senior railways officials of the CR, the students have stopped traffic since 7 am. Officials said they are running special trains for Kurla station in the down direction and diverting railway traffic from Dadar station in the up direction to facilitate commute. “Due to some agitation between Matunga and Dadar, rail traffic affected between Matunga and CSMT. The Up slow local trains are terminating at Kurla and returning as special in down direction,” a senior railway official said.

Railway security forces including the Government Railway Police (GRP) and the Railway Protection Force (RPF) are at the spot to control the crowd. They are conducting lathi charge to ensure students move out of the tracks. Some students have been injured, officials said.

According to senior railway officials, March 31 is the deadline to fill the form for taking the examination for the students to get jobs in railways.

10:19AM

20 Mar, 18

 

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal will address the media over the protests  

 

9:59AM
20 Mar, 18
Quick recap

 

In case you are just joining us, here is all you need to know about the students protest in Mumbai. Agitating students demanding permanenet jobs in Railways blocked the rail traffic on Tuesday morning. As a result, services between Dadar and Kurla were suspended. Traffic between Matunga and CST is also affected. Railway security forces including the Government Railway Police (GRP) and the Railway Protection Force (RPF) are at the spot to control the crowd. Few students were also injured in the lathicharge

9:32AM
20 Mar, 18
No provision of giving jobs to the apprentices as per the Apprentice Act: Central Railway

 

According to the Central Railway, “There is no provision of giving jobs to the apprentices as per the Apprentice Act. They are given only training of a specified period to improve their skills and experience of having worked in the field. However, Ministry of Railways have taken a decision and reserved 20 per cent of the seats filled through direct recruitment. The notification is already issued with last date of submitting an application as 31.3.2018. Apprentices can apply against this notification and Special Examination will shortly be held for Apprentices who have done training in Railway Workshops under Apprentices Act.”

9:25AM
20 Mar, 18

 

  1. 9:14AM
    20 Mar, 18
    Will not budge until Piyush Goyal meets us: protestor

    “We will not budge from here until and unless Railway Minister Piyush Goyal come and meet us. Our several prayers made to DRM (Divisional Railway Manager of Mumbai Division) have failed,” another student said, as reported by PTI.

    9:10AM
    20 Mar, 18
    Struggling from pillar to post, says a student

    “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, reported PTI

    9:05AM
    20 Mar, 18

    The BEST is running additional buses to facilitate the crowd.

    8:59AM
    20 Mar, 18

    More than sixty students who have worked as apprentices in technical jobs in railways are demanding permanent jobs through the protest. (Express photo)

    8:58AM
    20 Mar, 18

    Students shouting slogans against railways held placards in their hands demandingone-timee settlement from GM quota and said that they demand jobs from government.

    8:58AM
    20 Mar, 18

    Welcome to the Live blog. Follow this space to track all the latest developments as agitating students take Mumbai by a storm

     

 

 

Source by:- indianexpress

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