The Centre of Indian Trade Unions joined by railways employees held a strike for two days against the government's plans to privatize Indian Railways.
Shiva Gopal Mishra, All India Railwaymen's Federation General Secretary, said that they are professionally running the railways, giving excellent quality service to the public at affordable rates. If the government continues to privatize, the general public would also be involved in this intense protest. On July 16, 2020, the Centre of Indian Trade Unions(CITU), joined by railways employees and other mass organizations, commenced their two-day national protest across states. However, the Railway Employees Union has not been on an indefinite strike for a week.