Gujjar stir: Indian Railways clocks losses worth Rs 100 crore

By PTI  www.financialexpress.com

Indian Railways has suffered losses of about Rs 100 crore due to the ongoing Gujjar agitation which has forced cancellation and diversion of as many as 326 Mail and Express trains on Kota-Mathura route so far.

Besides, there have been cancellations of about 1.9 lakh tickets since May 21 on IRCTC website, causing a huge logjam for customers to access the site.

The Kota-Mathura route bears the major traffic between South and North and North and West and it has been cut off due to the agitation.

“Besides the passenger service, the agitation has adversely affected the freight movement also as many goods trains have been diverted to other routes,” said a senior Railway Ministry official, adding “the cancellation/diversion of trains has lead to an unprecedented level of cancellations of reservations and revised reservation requests”. More info

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