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JAC leaders arrested for detaining trains.
The Railway police along with local police today arrested the leaders of Joint Action Committee (JAC) for detaining three Express trains at Vijayawada Railway Station for more than one hour.
The JAC leaders, including its Chairman and former Congress minister Mandali Buddha Prasad, Vijayawada Congress legislator Malladi Vishnu, Mylavaram TDP legislator Devineni Umamaheswara Rao and party MLC Rajender Prasad, APCC Secretary K Shivaji, Krishna district JAC Students Wing Convenor D Avinesh and others squatted on the tracks at therailway station and stopped the Thiruvananthapuram-New Delhi Kerala Express, Howrah-Chennai Coromandel Express and Howrah-Hyderabad East Coast Express.
The agitators also halted Vijayawada-Narsapur and Narsapur-Vijayawada Passenger at Mandavali and Kaikaluru Railway stations in Krishna district. The Yeswanthapur and Simadhri Express trains were also detained by the agitators at Nuzvid railway station, reports said. The Gudivada-Vijayawada Passenger was also stopped by the agitators at Gudivada railway station in support of the unified State.
Telangana protesters arrested.
The North Block area, where any gathering is prohibited under section 144 of CrPC, became the hub of activity as protesters caught the security forces off-guard. Supporters belonging to both the groups assembled suddenly and started raising slogans, displaying placards.
Train to Andhra? Please carry extra food
Dozens of trains have been halted in Kadapa, Guntur and Krishna districts. These include the Kerala Express and the Macherla Express. Rail blockades have been reported from many railway stations, causing inconvenience to passengers whose stocks of food and water are running out.In Warangal district, protesters Tuesday stopped the Gorakhpur Express. Three passenger and three express trains were detained at Vikarabad in Ranga Reddy district near here.
The South Central Railway has cancelled 89 trains, including 63 MMTS (multi-modal transport system) and local trains in Hyderabad.Telangana protests hit rail, road transport in Andhra Pradesh
Transport services across Andhra Pradesh were hit on Tuesday as supporters and opponents of a separate Telangana state stopped trains and buses even as an all-party meeting on the Telangana issue took place in New Delhi.
Police arrested a large number of protesters, including leaders of political parties and student groups resorting to transport blockades in the three regions. Dozens of trains were stopped by anti-Telangana protesters in Kadapa district of Rayalaseema and in Guntur and Krishna districts of coastal Andhra.