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Jat Stir effect : Air Fares Shoot Up

Jat Reservation Stir || Jat agitation: Section 144 imposed in Gurgaon for two days

The ongoing Jat agitation has affected the rail users between South India - Delhi trunk route very badly. Passengers headed for New Delhi and other places in the north are stranded. A number of trains on Western Railways have been affected due to Jat agitation on various sections of Delhi Division of Northern Railway.

Nearly 800 trains were cancelled by railway authorities in the region due to the Jat agitation.

The cancellations led to a mad rush to book air tickets as an alternative. This pushed up prices for flights by at least Rs. 2,000 from the average price for a Bengaluru-New Delhi flight. 

Air fares on booking sites had already started seeing an upward trend.

Here is the list of trains cancelled.
Cancellation of trains scheduled to depart on February 21, 2016
12951 Mumbai Central-New Delhi Rajdhani Express
12953 Mumbai Central-H.Nizamuddin August Kranti Rajdhani Express
12907 Bandra Terminus-Nizamuddin Sampark Kranti Express 
19023 Mumbai Central-Firozpur Janta Express
12471 Bandra Terminus - Jammu Tawi Swaraj Express
12925 Bandra Terminus-Amritsar Paschim Express
12216 Bandra Terminus - Delhi Sarai Rohilla Garib Rath Express
12957 Ahmedabad- New Delhi Swarna Jayanti Rajdhani Express
19031 Ahmedabad-Haridwar Express
12915 Ahmedabad- Delhi Ashram Express
19415 Ahmedabad- Shri Mata Vaishnodevi Katra Express
14312 Bhuj-Bareilly Express
12919 Indore-Jammu Tawi Malwa Express
12415 Indore-Nizamuddin Express
Cancellation of trains scheduled to depart on February 22, 2016
19023 Mumbai Central-Firozpur Janta Express
12471 Bandra Terminus - Jammu Tawi Swaraj Express
12925 Bandra Terminus-Amritsar Paschim Express
19019 Bandra Terminus-Dehradun Express
12957 Ahmedabad- New Delhi Swarna Jayanti Rajdhani Express
19031 Ahmedabad-Haridwar Express
12915 Ahmedabad- Delhi Ashram Express
14312 Bhuj-Bareilly Express
12919 Indore-Jammu Tawi Malwa Express
22941 Indore-Jammu Tawi Superfast Express
Cancellation of trains scheduled to depart on February 23, 2016
19023 Mumbai Central-Firozpur Janta Express
12471 Bandra Terminus - Jammu Tawi Swaraj Express
12925 Bandra Terminus-Amritsar Paschim Express
12957 Ahmedabad- New Delhi Swarna Jayanti Rajdhani Express
19031 Ahmedabad-Haridwar Express
19403 Ahmedabad-Sultanpur Express
19263 Porbandar-Delhi Sarai Rohilla Express
12477 Jamnagar-Shri Mata Vaishnodevi Express

After a series of meetings, the Home Minister Rajnath Singh had with senior Union Ministers and top officials, the government has asked security forces as early as possible to clear all roads, railway tracks, canals and dams in Haryana where protesting Jats were squatting, disrupting normal life affecting communication network and water supply. Army and paramilitary personnel have been deployed in Haryana to assist the local administration to maintain law and order as well as to restore normalcy.

The whole state of Haryana has been on tenterhooks for the last 9 days, as security forces have moved in to get blockades by Jat protesters removed along highways, canals, and railway tracks. 

Haryana has been on the edge as incidents of arson and violence has shaken the state with another town being brought under curfew as the Jat agitation for quota under OBC.

The Home Minister has expressed grief over the loss of lives during the violence.

The Jat stir has also hit Delhi. Schools closed. Massive traffic jams. And worst - Water Rationing after supply from Haryana was disrupted. 

Normal supply of water to Delhi from Haryana is likely to be restored later as security forces have taken control of the Munak Canal after evicting Jat protesters. It took 2 columns of the Army, CRPF and Haryana Police personnel to take over control of the canal.

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