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Parliament proceedings | Lack of ₹259.44 crore for Railways in 2022

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A refund of roughly ₹102.96 crore was granted on account of prepare cancellations, between June 14 and June 30, 2022

A refund of roughly ₹102.96 crore was granted on account of prepare cancellations, between June 14 and June 30, 2022

The Railways has suffered a lack of about ₹259.44 crore within the present yr to date, attributable to harm/destruction of railway belongings, largely because of the protests towards Agnipath scheme, Parliament was knowledgeable, on Wednesday.

“Within the yr 2022, Indian Railways suffered a lack of ₹259.44 crores attributable to harm/destruction of railway belongings. Separate knowledge concerning the quantity of refund granted to passengers attributable to disruption of rail companies on account of public dysfunction consequent to agitation like these held after launching of Agnipath scheme will not be maintained,” Minister of Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw stated, in a written reply to Lok Sabha.

He, nonetheless, added that through the interval June 14-June 30, 2022, a complete refund of roughly ₹102.96 crore was granted on account of cancellation of trains.

As per the information shared by the minister, over the past three years, the losses incurred by the Indian Railways attributable to different types of agitation stood at ₹151 crore in 2019, ₹904 crore in 2020 and ₹62 crore in 2021. Moreover, throughout 2019, 2020 and 2021, the variety of circumstances registered on account of destruction of railway property are 95, 30 and 34, respectively.

“No recoveries to compensate for the loss occurred to railways have been made to date,” he stated, including that no compensation has been paid to the passengers and their households, who died/injured throughout this protest.

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The States of Bihar and Telangana have witnessed most destruction of railway property because of the law-and-order scenario through the present yr, as much as June.

“Contemplating the report of Excessive-Degree Security Evaluation Committee (Kakodkar Committee), pointers have been issued to Zonal Railways for submitting compensation declare circumstances within the court docket of legislation in circumstances of disruption and vandalism suffered by Railways throughout agitations, rail roko, bandh and so forth,” the minister added.

Coordination maintained

Mr. Vaishnaw stated that common coordination is maintained by Railway Police Drive (RPF) with the State Police/Authorities Railway Police (GRP) authorities in any respect ranges for the prevention of crime, registration of circumstances, their investigation and upkeep of legislation & order in railway premises in addition to in working trains.

With a purpose to test the harm to railway property on account of protests towards the launching of the Agnipath Scheme, senior officers of RPF have been rushed to susceptible places from different non-sensitive workplaces/formations to actively reply to the necessity arising out of the scenario, he stated.

Additional, in all incidents of injury/destruction, circumstances have been registered and offenders are being recognized, adopted with their arrest, and inquiry into these circumstances is intently monitored by senior officers.

“Shut coordination is being made and coordinated efforts are being taken to determine and apprehend the offenders utilizing trendy expertise. Preparedness to sort out such a scenario can be reviewed by associating MHA, CAPFs and State Police. Social Media platforms by way of which perpetrators have been inspired/ incited to take part in violence have been recognized and disrupted. Cyber cells have been tasked to determine the WhatsApp group and to trace the social media platforms to collect actions of perpetrators in order that their actions and actions could possibly be monitored,” he stated.

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“No recoveries to compensate for the loss occurred to railways have been made to date”Ashwini VaishnawMinister of Railways 

By- The Hindu

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