Railway department lost how many crore rupees due to fire in 1 train
Agneepath scheme protest: to restore the army the path of fire Plan Protests are taking place in different parts of the country regarding this. The youth movement has turned violent in the last three days. Government property is being damaged in many states including Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. There is fire everywhere. Most of the unrest in Bihar has been caused by the agitators. The anger of the youth against this scheme has increased to such an extent that so far many trains have been set on fire. On Friday, youths laid Vikramshila in Lakhisarai, Bihar. express set on fire. Apart from Lohit Express in Mohiuddin Nagar, other trains were torched at other stations.
Any property of railway is the property of the country, it is public property and in this the money of the country is spent, the money of the citizens of the country is spent. In such a situation, youth are harming themselves and their country by setting fire to trains or vandalizing stations. Be it the party or the opposition, the political parties of the country have appealed to the youth to maintain peace. Congress leader Sonia Gandhi, who supported the movement, has also appealed to the youth to hold peaceful demonstrations.
According to the railways, more than 60 coaches of the train and more than 10 locomotives caught fire under East Central Railway alone. According to railway officials, in Bihar alone, there has been a loss of more than Rs 200 crore due to vandalism and fire in railway properties. Let us tell you that crores of rupees are spent on the preparation of just one train.
How much damage does a train burn?
A lot of money is also spent in preparing the coach of the train and there are many such coaches in the train. It is difficult to say how much money was lost due to the fire in the train, but it can be estimated with a little calculation. Let us try to understand this with the example of Vikramshila Express.
Shrestha Gupta, a railway employee working in Malda Railway Division, said that the LHB (Linke Hoffmann Busch) coach was first installed in the Vikramshila Express in 2017. At present Vikramshila Express runs with LHB coach. Vikramshila Express generally has 22 coaches. (The number of coaches is subject to change).
The train has one First and Second AC, one and Second AC, 5 Third AC, 9 Sleeper class, one Pantry car and rest general coaches. However, according to local reports, the fire in the rack of Vikramshila was caused by 23 coaches. In such a situation, the railway has lost crores of rupees due to the burning of this train.
A railway official said that the estimated cost of production of LHB coaches is Rs 2.5 crore. At the same time, the cost of LHB coaches is around Rs 40 crore per train rake. With this an engine of about 15 crores has been installed. In such a situation, its price becomes 55 crores. Although this estimate is from a year ago. He says the cost should have gone up at the present time!
Looking at this Rs 2.5 crore, a train with 23 coaches will cost Rs 57.5 crore. Adding the cost of the engine, the total cost is Rs 72.5 crore. After this comes the cost of its finishing. Third AC costs more than sleeper coaches. Similarly, the more coaches that are upgraded, the higher the cost. In such a situation, it is estimated that burning of Vikramshila rake will result in a loss of more than Rs 110 crore.
Imprisonment of up to 10 years for setting fire to a train
The youths opposing the Agneepath project have caused huge damage to public property. Shrestha, the operational operator of Malda Control Room, said that the Railways has suffered the most. In such a situation, action is taken against the youths who damage railway property by registering a case against them. The Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act 1984 has been enacted for this purpose.
If convicted under the law, he could face up to five years in prison or a hefty fine, or both. On the other hand, destruction of public property by arson or explosion can be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to 10 years, or with fine, or with both. Railways has also talked about depriving such youths from jobs for life.