Yesterday, Former Punjab Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patriarch Parkash Singh Badal returned the Padma Vibhushan award.
Last Friday, hundreds of farmers reached the Singhu border of the national capital to protest against the Centre's new farm laws.
The farmer groups said they are ready for their proposed march as it will be a 'historic' agitation in which women and youth will participate in large numbers.
The Western Railway (WR) on Monday said it restored 11 trains, which were either cancelled, short-terminated or short-originated, due to the farmers' agitation in Punjab.
These trains will be the first set to be operated by the Railways after almost a two month suspension due to the farmers protest in the state.
Goods trains have not entered Punjab for nearly two months, except for two days in October, due to the rail blockade by farmers over the contentious farm laws.
The protests, which began on September 24, have affected 3,850 freight trains which could not be loaded.
Supply of commodities like fertilisers and coal for power plants has been hit due to the weeks-long standoff between farmer unions and the Railways.
While their Dilli Challo programme on November 26-27 is as per schedule, they will celebrate Diwali by lighting torches.
Most party leaders who left in a huff have bitterly complained about lack of sensitivity in the Centre towards the farmers’ sentiments.
The railways on Saturday declined to resume goods trains in Punjab, saying it will either operate both freight and passenger trains or none.
Railways had said 22 blockades still remained to be cleared by the state and the Railways will resume train services in Punjab only when both passenger and freight trains are allowed to operate.
He earlier met leaders of both the BJP and Congress in separate delegations, where they sought Goyal's intervention in resuming train services in the state.
Director General of Railway Protection Force Arun Kumar said the Punjab police chief has assured him that the state police was in talks with leaders of the agitating farm unions.
Coal supplies to thermal power plants in Punjab have been severely affected after the Railways suspended the operation of freight trains due to the blockade of some tracks.