New Delhi: Centre government had dispatched 4,500 paramilitary personnel to Rajasthan to assist the state government in handling the Gujjar agitation which had hit the traffic on Delhi-Mumbai rail route and a national highway for the eighth day on Thursday.
Home Ministry officials said that some of the security personnel have already reached Rajasthan while the rest will be arriving in batches.
The paramilitary personnel, drawn mostly from CRPF and BSF, are being sent from different parts of the country.
Gujjar protesters continued to block Delhi-Mumbai rail route and Jaipur-Agra national highway for the eighth day today and efforts are on through negotiations to resolve the stand-off.
The agitators have been blocking rail tracks and roads in three districts for a week now to press for five per cent quota in government jobs.
Members of the community are squatting on the railway track in Pilukapura in Bharatpur, on NH-11 at Sikandara in Dausa and a state highway in Sawaimadhopur.
Karauli district is also affected by the agitation.