Wednesday, April 26, 2017

By Kamal Mishra, Mumbai Mirror | Updated: Apr 24, 2017, 



Railway personnel, including loco pilots, motormen and guards, will observe a hunger strike while on duty on Tuesday and Wednesday. This is in support of a sit-in protest by their parent union at Jantar Mantar in Delhi. In preparation, the All-India Loco Running Staff Association (AILRSA) and the All-India Guards Council (AIGC) held a meeting at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station on Sunday evening, where AILRSA general secretary DS Koparkar addressed about a 100 motormen and guards from the Central Railway motorman lobby.

Speaking to Mirror, Koparkar said, "We have decided to lend support to the 36-hour fast planned by our parent body at Jantar Mantar and we will hold the fast from 8 am to 8 pm while on duty. If they get one hour free during their duty hours, they will join the protest here at CST."

The central leadership of the two organizations will sit on hunger strike in front of the Parliament in New Delhi, while the running staff of the different divisions will protest at their Divisional headquarters.

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