Indian Railways has suffered a loss of Rs 36,000 crore during the Corona pandemic. This claim has been made by the Minister of State for Railways, Raosaheb Danve. Railway Minister Raosaheb Danve was addressing the foundation stone laying ceremony of an underbridge at Jalna railway station in Maharashtra on Sunday. In it, he said that the Railways has suffered a loss of Rs 36,000 crore during the Corona epidemic.
Can’t increase rent to make up for the loss
Raosaheb Danve said that the passenger train section always runs at a loss. Because increasing the ticket fare affects the passengers, so we cannot do this. During the pandemic, the Railways suffered a loss of Rs 36,000 crore.
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Most of the trains stopped running
After the havoc of Corona started in March last year, the operation of most trains came to a standstill and still the operation of trains has not started completely. According to news agency PTI, Raosaheb Danve termed goods trains as the real revenue provider for the Railways. He also said that a bullet train project will be implemented along the Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway, which is currently under construction.
Raosaheb Danve said about the bullet train..
Regarding the bullet train, Railway Minister Danve said that this project will be started along the Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway as it is essential for the people. Railways has started the ‘Western Dedicated Freight Corridor’ project, which will connect Navi Mumbai with Delhi.
Danve said – “The passenger train is always at a loss”
Danve said that ‘the passenger train section always runs at a loss. Since the hike in ticket fare affects the passengers, we cannot do that. During the pandemic, the Railways suffered a loss of Rs 36,000 crore. Only goods trains generate revenue. During the pandemic, these trains played a vital role in carrying goods and providing relief to the people.
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