As a terrible consequence of Agnipath violence, railway authorities closed the Visakhapatnam railway station and allotted a huge deployment at all other major stations in Andhra Pradesh as a threat to curb protests against the Central government’s Agnipath military recruitment scheme.
They have shut down the station and stopped the trains at 7 am, following intelligence alerts about army aspirants planning huge protests. The station will remain closed till noon, said the authorities. Passengers were allowed into the station till 7 am, after the completion of checking formalities. Later, it was announced by the authorities that the station will remain closed for all.
Trains coming from Vijayawada were being stopped or diverted at the Duvvada railway station on the outskirts. And on the other hand, trains coming from Howrah were being stopped or diverted at Kothavalasa.
For the time being, a high alert was sounded at the Guntur railway station following reports that youth aspiring to join the army are planning a big protest. Authorities allotted the security and were permitting passengers to enter the premises only after checking their tickets. A minimum of 20 youths who were heading towards the Guntur station were arrested by police at Kothapet.
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