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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 686
ANSWERED ON:  16.09.2020
Loss of Revenue due to Lockdown
Imtiaz Jaleel Syed
Vellalath Kochukrishnan Nair. Sreekandan
Asaduddin Owaisi
Su Thirunavukkarasar
Rahul Ramesh Shewale
Parvatagouda Chandanagouda Gaddigoudar
Dhanush M Kumar
C.N. Annadurai
Will the Minister of



RAILWAYS be pleased to state:-


(a) the number of days during lockdown when passenger trains remained suspended, started operation during unlock period and total loss suffered by Railways during the period and the total amount refunded by Railways to passengers due to cancellation of tickets;

(b) whether running of less passenger trains has led to huge loss of revenue and if so, the estimated loss projected;

(c) whether it is a fact that the Railways are considering to restore complete rail services in the country and if so, the details thereof;

(d) whether freight revenue has also fallen sharply as compared to last year;

(e) if so, the details thereof and whether Railways is working towards simplifying its freight policy to boost freight revenue; and

(f) the other steps taken by the Government to boost passenger and freight revenue?


ANSWER
MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND COMMERCE & INDUSTRY
(SHRI PIYUSH GOYAL)

(a) to (f) A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.

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