Stones Thrown At Vande Bharat Have Price Railways Over Rs 55 Lakh: Minister

A lack of over Rs 55 lakh has attributable to stone pelting on Vande Bharat trains. (File)

New Delhi:

Since 2019, the Railways has suffered a lack of greater than Rs 55 lakh as a consequence of injury attributable to stone pelting on Vande Bharat trains, Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw knowledgeable Parliament on Wednesday.

In a reply to a question in Lok Sabha, Ashwini Vaishnaw stated that in response to such incidents, 151 individuals concerned in stone pelting have been arrested. No incident resulting in the lack of lifetime of a passenger or theft or injury to a passenger’s belongings has been reported, he stated.

“Some incidents of stone pelting incidents have been reported on Vande Bharat trains. Throughout the years 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 (as much as June), Indian Railways suffered losses of Rs 55.60 lakh as a consequence of injury prompted to Vande Bharat trains within the incidents of stone pelting,” he stated.

Ashwini Vaishnaw stated that with a view to safeguard the lives of passengers and injury to railway property towards vandalism, the RPF, in coordination with GRP/District police and civil administration, is conducting OPERATION SATHI in inhabited areas adjoining to railway tracks to sensitise folks towards stone pelting and its penalties.

“Public are being made conscious of the results arising out of agitation main to wreck and destruction of railway property throughout these agitations. The prepare escorting events have been sensitised to stay extra vigilant within the susceptible sections/spots, the place incidents of vandalizing on trains are ceaselessly reported.

“Detailed tips have been issued concerning motion to be taken to regulate incidents of stone pelting on transferring trains. Evaluation of those incidents adopted by substantive motion is taken to curb these incidents,” he stated in a written reply.

He additionally stated that common drives are being carried out towards anti-social components like drunkards and different mischievous components within the affected sections or “black spots.” “Common co-ordination with GRP/Native Police is maintained by RPF, sharing the vital info to regulate the menace of pelting of stones on trains,” the minister stated.

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