Indian Railways has incurred a loss of nearly Rs 150 crore in the last
seven days due to flash floods in Assam, West Bengal, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh,
a spokesperson of the railways said.
The Northeast Frontier Railway lost approximately Rs 12 crore per day as
revenue from passengers and parcel, while repairs of submerged tracks would
cost an estimated Rs 10 crore. The cumulative loss in this zone has been around
Rs 94 crore.
Similarly, the East Central Railway has lost Rs 5.5 crore per day while the
cost of repairs is an estimated Rs 5 crore in this zone.
"It is very difficult to ascertain the exact loss in revenue and these
are all rough figures. The true picture will only be known after the situation
normalises," said the spokesperson, railways.
The loss of revenue, officials say, is mostly because of cancellations of
trains in these two zones primarily due to submerging of tracks.
In North Frontier Railway, a total of 445 trains have been cancelled, 151
partially cancelled and four diverted. In East Central Railway, 66 trains were
cancelled, 105 partially cancelled and 28 diverted.