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Mumbai rail services were troubled amid the All India Act Apprentice Association students protest on Tuesday, demanding jobs on railway tracks between Dadar and Matunga stations on the central line.
Around 500 students staged a rail blockade demanding jobs in the railway sector.
Above sixty students who have worked as apprentices in technical jobs in the railways are protesting for permanent jobs placement, as per media source.
Train services between Kurla and Dadar were suspended after the protests began at 7 am. The Central Railway said rail traffic between Dadar and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus was affected. The BEST is running additional buses to help commuters get to their destinations.
“There has been no recruitment in the last four years,” one of the protestors told PTI. “We are running from pillar to post. Over 10 students have committed suicide. We cannot let such things happen.” Another student said they will continue their protests on the tracks until Railway Minister Piyush Goyal met them.
Personnel from the Government Railway Police and the Railway Protection Force are at the site, PTI reported.
(With agency inputs)