Coronavirus Outbreak: Western Railway suffers Rs 178-cr loss due to lockdown till 29 March

Train cancellations on account of the lockdown for the novel coronavirus outbreak has led to losses of close to Rs 180 crore, Western Railway said on Monday

Press Trust of India March 30, 2020 16:29:20 IST
Coronavirus Outbreak: Western Railway suffers Rs 178-cr loss due to lockdown till 29 March

Mumbai: Train cancellations on account of the lockdown for the novel coronavirus outbreak has led to losses of close to Rs 180 crore, Western Railway said on Monday.

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The loss was Rs 78.50 crore before 22 March and Rs 100.03 crore between 23 and 29 March, it said in a release.

"WR has suffered loss of Rs 178.5 crore in suburban and non-suburban train operations till 29 March. In Mumbai division, over 9 lakh passengers cancelled train tickets until 29 March and WR has refunded Rs 62.11 crore," it said.

Passenger train operations across the country have stopped from 23 March to enforce the lockdown for the virus outbreak.

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