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NF Railway incurs huge loss in recent floods

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Agartala / Maligaon, September 16, 2017: NF Railway has incurred substantial losses due to damage to railway track and assets in one hand, and suspension of traffic on the other, during the unprecedented flood in Bihar and West Bengal last month with Katihar Division bearing majority of the brunt. Approximately Rs. 45 crore has been spent on repairing track and bridges in Katihar division alone, while the total cost of repairing has roughly been estimated at Rs. 63 crore.

The civil engineering department had to use about 40,000 cu.m of boulders worth about Rs. 8 crore for repair of bridges and tracks.  In Alipurduar Division, a bridge is being rebuilt between Fakiragram – Dhubri section at a cost of about Rs. 8.7 crore.

On the commercial front the loss (estimated till 11-09-2017) is more than Rs. 209 crore with refund to passengers for cancelled train accounting for about Rs. 44 crore. A total of 1576 trips of mail /express trains and 1004 trips of passenger trains have been cancelled since first week of August 2017. Loss due to damage to other assets Signal & Telecommunication equipments etc are still being worked out.

Table below shows the loss accruing to different heads:

Heads

Total

(A)Revenue loss due to train cancellation

Reserved segment=Rs. 78.76 crs

Non-Reserved segment=Rs. 16.12 crs

Rs. 94.88 crs

(B )Loss in ticket checking

Rs. 3.88 crs

(C)Loss in Parcel segment

Rs. 16.44 crs

(D)Loss in Freight segment

Rs. 50.13 crs.

Total Loss (A+B+C+D)

Rs. 165.33 crs

(E)Reduction in number of passengers

PRS = 10,89,533, Non PRS = 30,50,278

41,39,811

(F)Refund on cancellation of trains (across counter)

Rs. 43.90 crs

Various sections of N. F. Railway where flood had caused damages and their restoration dates are given below:

 

SN

Section

Restored on

1.

Up line over Bridge No. 133 between Malda Town – New Jalpaiguri

29-08-2017

2.

Up line over Bridge No. 133 between Malda Town – New Jalpaiguri

08-09-2017

3.

Katihar – Kumedpur section

18-08-2017

4.

Bathnaha-Jogbani section

08-09-2017

5.

Eklakhi-Balurghat: (Buniadpur-Gangarampur)

24-08-2017

6.

Barsoi-Radhikapur section

18-08-2017

7.

Fakiragram-Dhubri section

17-08-2017

8.

Alipurduar-Bamanhat section

14-08-2017

9.

Senchoa-Silghat section

16-08-2017

10.

Barsoi-Kumedpur section (Up Line)

25-09-17(expected)