Dera violence: Railway suffers loss of Rs 27.61 crore in Ferozepur division

The railways suffered an estimated loss of Rs 27.61 crore in Ferozepur division due to the cancellation of trains in the last four days after conviction of Ram Rahim Singh.

Published: 28th August 2017 11:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th August 2017 11:29 PM   |  A+A-

Passengers boarding train at Amritsar railway station after the train services resume in Amritsar on Sunday. | PTI

By PTI

FEROZEPUR: The railways suffered an estimated loss of Rs 27.61 crore in Ferozepur division due to the cancellation of trains in the last four days after the rape conviction of the Dera Sacha Sauda chief Ram Rahim Singh.

Ferozepur Division Divisional Railways Manager (DRM) Vivek Kumar today said, "An estimated loss of Rs 27.61 crore was suffered in Ferozepur division."

However, the exact loss due to cancellation of goods trains and parcel services was being ascertained, he added.

He said more than 1,000 trains were affected in Ferozepur, Ambala and Delhi divisions in the last few days.

The agitation not only affected the passenger traffic but also took a toll on valuable rail property and installations, he said.

The railways had to refund over Rs 80 lakh in these divisions on account of cancellation of reservations by thousands of passengers, he said.

The important rail routes to the states of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Chandigarh and Jammu and Kashmir were badly affected, he said.

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