Indian Railways incurred losses worth Rs 55.60 Lakh due to stone pelting on Vande Bharat Express trains
Vaishnaw said that in order to safeguard the lives of passengers and damage to railway property against vandalism, the RPF
Since 2019, the Railways has suffered a loss of more than Rs 55 lakh to damage caused by stone pelting on Vande Bharat trains, Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw informed Parliament on Wednesday.
In a reply to a query in Lok Sabha, Vaishnaw said that in response to such incidents, 151 persons involved in stone pelting have been arrested. No incident leading to the loss of life of a passenger or theft or damage to a passenger's belongings has been reported, he said.
Vaishnaw said that in order to safeguard the lives of passengers and damage to railway property against vandalism, the RPF, in coordination with GRP/District police and civil administration, is conducting OPERATION SATHI in inhabited areas adjacent to railway tracks to sensitise people against stone pelting and its consequences.