Rail traffic between Virar, Vasai and Nalasopara were affected on Saturday morning, as commuters staged a rail roko to protest the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 jawans of the CRPF were martyred in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday afternoon. Stone pelting at trains was also reported at Nalla Sopara.
Besides the rail roko, shops and commercial establishments in Virar also downed their shutters on Saturday morning, and even a few Vasai civic buses were forced to halt at Virar, as part of the protests.
Pratik Patil a resident of Palghar who works in a cosmetics manufacturing firm in Andheri, said, “I have been stuck at Virar for the past 2 hours, as the Surat-Mumbai Flying Ranee superfast express is not proceeding towards Mumbai due to the protests, so is the 15-coach Virar-Andheri local which is yet to leave Virar.” Read more
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