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Thursday, 5 November 2020

Northern Railway has suffered loss of Rs1,200 crore, says GM

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 4

"Due to continuous agitation of farmers in Punjab, Northern Railway has suffered a massive loss in revenue earnings," said Ashutosh Gangal, General Manager, Nothern Railway.

"The Northern Railway has suffered a loss of Rs1,200 crore on account of revenue and loading till November 3. On average, 70 rakes per day of inward and outward traffic have been affected. In all, 1,373 trains have been diverted or short terminated. The total number of affected freight trains are 2,225," he added.

"As many as 230 rakes of coal, fertiliser, cement, POL, container, steel and other commodity are held up outside Punjab while 33 rakes are stuck within the state," he said.

"Thirty three locomotives are also stuck at different locations in Punjab. The farmers' agitation is severely affecting supply of coal to power plants and foodgrain to rest of the country as well as fertiliser, POL and containers," he added.

from The Tribune

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