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Railways have lost Rs 259.44 crore in the agitation against ‘Agneepath Yojana’, the Railway Minister informed

The federal government on Friday mentioned that the Railways has suffered a lack of Rs 259.44 crore through the agitation in opposition to the ‘Agneepath’ scheme. In a reply in Rajya Sabha, Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav mentioned that in 2022, Indian Railways suffered a lack of Rs 259.44 crore on account of loss or destruction of railway property.

Vaishnav mentioned, “Separate data has not been maintained with respect to the amount of refunds given to passengers due to disruption of rail services due to public disorder due to agitation after the launch of Agneepath scheme. However, from June 14 to 30.” In the course of the interval, the full refund amounted to about Rs 102.96 crore for the cancellation of trains was Rs.

The Railway Minister instructed the Home that ‘Police’ and ‘Public Order’ are State topics beneath the Seventh Schedule of the Structure of India.

“Therefore, the state governments through their law enforcement agencies like Government Railway Police (GRP)/District Police are responsible for prevention, detection, registration and investigation of crime on railways and for maintaining law and order,” he mentioned.

The Minister additional knowledgeable the Rajya Sabha that Railway Safety Force (RPF) enhances the efforts of GRP/District Police to offer higher safety to Railway property, passenger space and passengers and issues linked therewith.

Circumstances of injury, destruction of Authorities property together with Railway property are registered and investigated by the involved GRP/State Police beneath IPC and Railway Act.

With enter from IANS

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