Indian Railways lost 1670 crores due to farmer movement - Newztezz Online


Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Indian Railways lost 1670 crores due to farmer movement

 Farmer movement has been going on in Punjab for almost 50 days. There is anger among farmers in Punjab about the Farmers Bill passed in Parliament. Farmers are continuously protesting. This protest by farmers is costing the Indian Railways. So far, the Indian Railways has incurred a loss of 1670 crores due to the farmer movement. The loss was due to cancellation of 1,986 passenger trains and 3,090 freight trains.

According to information received from the sources, train services will be suspended in Punjab at this time. The proposal of the protesters to restore only the freight trains has been turned down by the Indian Railways. Due to the farmer movement, the railways are losing about 36 crores in freight daily.

There has been a huge loss in the freight traffic between October 1 and November 15. Many trains going to Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are stuck in the outskirts of Punjab for carrying essential commodities. 520 coal rakes were to be supplied to five power plants in Punjab, but being stuck, a loss of Rs 550 crore has been done.

Other freight trains that have been canceled include 110 racks of steel (estimated loss 120 crores), 170 racks of cement (estimated loss 100 crores), 90 racks of ash (loss 35 crores), 1,150 racks of grain (loss 550 crores), 270 racks of manure (loss 140 crores), 110 racks of petroleum (loss 40 crores).

There was a loss of Rs 120 crore due to cancellation of trains laden with 600 containers filled with many items. In addition to this, there has been a loss of 15 crores due to suspension of 70 more goods trains. Farmers' organizations in Punjab are protesting and patrolling the railways against the three laws brought by the central government to protect the interests of farmers.

They are frozen on railway tracks. The farmers are not emptying the railway tracks after the police explain. On the occasion of Diwali, BJP MP and actor Sunny Deol requested Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to ask the farmers to move out of the track, but the Chief Minister ignored the talk of MP Sunny Deol.

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