Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
26-November-2010 13:18 IST
Assessment of Loss to Railways in Kashmir Valley
The loss caused to the Railways in the Kashmir valley due to local disturbances from June 2010 onwards has been assessed by various departments to be worth about Rs. 8.5 crore. Details of loss due to damage under different heads are as under:

1. About Rs. one core due to damage of Railway track at 30 locations, three Railway bridges and three stations buildings between Qazigund and Budgam. Railway colonies at different stations were partially damaged.

2. About Rs. 65 lakh due to damage of electrical assets at Sopore Railway Station.

3. About Rs. 15000/- due to damage of Mechanical fittings of DEMU trains.

4. About Rs. 2.9 crore due to damage of Signalling and Telecom gears at 15 stations in Quzigund and Baramula section.

5. About Rs. four crore due to damage of singalling equipment under construction (Installation) at Sopore Railway Station.

The phase-wise restoration/maintenance work has been started and train operation/service would start on improvement in the law and order condition and completion of restoration work.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways, Shri E. Ahamed in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.