Attributable to injury or destruction throughout Agnipath protests, Indian Railways has suffered an enormous loss. The federal government on Friday mentioned that the loss is of Rs 259.44 crore, as per IANS report.
In a reply in Rajya Sabha, Union Railway Minister Ashwani Vaishnaw mentioned that in 2022, the Indian Railways suffered lack of Rs 259.44 crore resulting from injury or destruction of railway belongings.
“Separate knowledge relating to the quantity of refund granted to passengers resulting from disruption of rail companies on account of public dysfunction consequent to agitation like these held after launching of Agnipath scheme just isn’t maintained. Nonetheless, in the course of the interval June 14 to 30, a complete refund of roughly Rs 102.96 crore was granted on account of cancellation of trains,” Vaishnaw mentioned.
The Railway Minister advised the Home that `Police` and `Public Order` are state topics below the Seventh Schedule to the Structure of India.
“Subsequently, state governments are answerable for prevention, detection, registration and investigation of crime and upkeep of regulation and order on Railways by their regulation enforcement companies viz. Authorities Railway Police (GRP)/ District Police,” he mentioned.
The Minister additional advised the Rajya Sabha that Railway Safety Drive (RPF) dietary supplements the efforts of GRP/District Police to supply higher safety and safety to railway property, passenger space and passengers and for issues linked therewith.
Instances of harm, destruction of presidency property together with railway property are registered and investigated by the involved GRP/ State Police below IPC and Railways Act.