Railway Minister In Rajya Sabha: Various Rajya Sabha MPs had asked many questions to the Railway Minister, whose answer was given by the Railway Minister in the Rajya Sabha on Friday. Many of these questions were related to the movement against the Agnipath scheme of the central government. Responding to these questions on Friday, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw told the House that the railways have suffered a loss of Rs 259.44 crore due to this agitation. During this agitation, 2132 trains were canceled between June 15 and June 23. At present, all the trains affected by the agitation are running normally.
Rs 102.96 crore refund done to passengers
Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav told the Rajya Sabha in response to a written question that the trains which were canceled due to the Agneepath movement. Their passengers have been refunded the full amount of their tickets, the total amount of which is Rs 102.96 crores.
State governments are responsible for the attack on trains
Responding to another question, the Railway Minister told the House that as per the Constitutional rules, the responsibility of attacks on standing or moving trains always lies with the concerned state, as law and order is a state subject.
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2 people died during the Agneepath movement
Let us inform that according to the government data, 2 people were killed and 35 people were injured during the agitation against the Agneepath scheme. A total of 2,642 miscreants were also arrested from the railway premises during the agitation. During the demonstration against this new scheme of army recruitment, the maximum damage was done in the states of Bihar and Telangana.
Movement against Agneepath took place across the country
Let us remind you that as soon as the young candidates came to know about the Agneepath scheme brought by the Central Government for recruitment in the Indian Army last month that they would get only 4 years of job through this scheme, their anger was on the streets and There was an explosion on the railway tracks. This anger took the form of a movement and on seeing the horrific scenes of many burning trains had come in front of the country. Due to this movement, the common passengers had to face a lot of inconvenience.
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