As power, water crisis deepens, protesters halt train at railway station

Jammu, June 5: Facing severe water shortage and rampant power cuts, angry Jammu residents today stopped a Delhi-bound passenger train at the city’s railway station, delaying it by over 20 minutes, police said.
As the Swaraj Express was departing for Delhi, a large number of people from the nearby railway colony gathered at the platform and began agitating in front of the train to press for their demands of adequate water and power supply, police officials said.
The protesters raised slogans against the authorities and demanded immediate restoration of water supply to the colony, they added.
Police and paramilitary forces had to be called in to remove the agitators from the platform. In the meantime, efforts were made by the authorities to pacify the crowd, which agreed to let the train depart after a delay of 20 minutes.