Due to the mass protest in many parts of the country over the Agneepath scheme, there is a possibility of a loss of more than one thousand crore, including railway property and reimbursement of passengers within four days.
Apart from this, 12 lakh people also had to cancel the trip. During this 922 Mail Express trains were cancelled and 120 Mail trains partially cancelled.
According to the report of Dainik Bhaskar, 1.5 lakh passengers had to leave the train midway. More than five lakh PNR have been cancelled. Refunds were given to passengers of around 70 million rupees. The East Central Railway area suffered property damage worth Rs 241 crore.
As of now, protests against the Aneepath scheme have reached 19 states. During this, maximum damage was done to public property in UP-Bihar. If we look at the 2020 National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report, there was a 28% decrease in such cases, but cases increased in 6 states including UP-Bihar. Uttar Pradesh (2,217) leads the number of cases. Tamil Nadu (668) is at number two.
922 Mail Express trains have been cancelled across the country in four days. Around 12 lakh trips were cancelled. Giving an example, the Ministry of Railways said that if a passenger’s fare is deemed to be at least Rs 600, a full refund of Rs 70 million will be returned. If you include the fee of AC, Second AC and First AC in this, the refund will be 100 million rupees.
827 passenger trains were cancelled. 120 Mail Express trains were partially cancelled, thus around 1.5 lakh passengers had to leave the train midway and cancel the journey. In protest, 21 trains were burned in different places.
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