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Punjab railway logjam continues with state, railways reporting losses

So far, 2,352 passenger trains have either been cancelled or diverted due to the agitation

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The Indian Railways is of the opinion that it will not restart freight operations unless passenger trains are allowed by the agitators

Shine Jacob New Delhi
Indian Railways has suffered a loss in earnings amounting to Rs 2,220 crore in the last 55 days from stopping train services due to the farmers’ protest in Punjab. And Punjab’s industry has lost around Rs 30,000 crore so far owing to the rail blockade by agitators and the subsequent stoppage of train traffic by the Railways.

Indian Railways is of the opinion that it will not restart freight operations unless the agitators allow passenger trains to run. Farmer organisations had agreed to allow freight trains to resume.

According to Indian Railways data, the freight segment suffered a loss of 40 rakes

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First Published: Nov 20 2020 | 4:53 PM IST

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