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Rail services resume in Punjab

Rail services have resumed to and fro from Punjab after the farmer unions announced complete lifting of blockades starting from today, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said.

Since September 25, farmers have agitated blocking rail services to protest against the contentious agriculture reform bills that were approved in the Monsoon Session of Parliament.

"After the postponement of the farmer movement on railway tracks and stations in Punjab from November 23, Indian Railways is going to start rail services from and through Punjab," Goyal tweeted.

"Passengers, farmers, and industries will be benefited by the removal of the impasse in train operations," he added.

The development comes barely two days after Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh succeeded in breaking the imbroglio over the suspension of train services in the state, with the farmer unions acceding to his appeal..