Thousands Leave for Delhi by Special Samaikya Trains
Important railway stations in Seemandhra bustled on Saturday with Samaikyandhra protagonists who set out for Delhi for participating in a rally being organised in support of United Andhra Pradesh in the national capital on February 17 and 18.
Raising ‘Jai Samaikyandhra’ slogans, they boarded special trains and specially-booked bogies of various trains that set out from different destinations in Seemandhra.
From Chittoor and Kadapa districts about 2,000 people boarded two special trains. Around 450 from Nellore boarded Samaikya Train which collected several more at Ongole and other places on the way. One special train set out from Anantapur with 750 people. Around 2,000 people boarded a special and other trains at Kurnool.
One each special train started from Kakinada, Rajahumndry, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada and Guntur. Vijayawada, being a major railway junction on the Delhi route, was crowded and echoed with Samaikyandra slogans. Around 7,000 people left for Delhi in those trains. Another 2,000 people from North Andhra left in groups in specially-booked compartments in different trains.
There were some anxious movements in a special train at Gadwal in Mahbubnagar district when some Telangana supporters stoned it. No one was injured.