• Railways underwent ₹36,000 Cr loss throughout pandemic, says Union Minister Raosaheb Danve

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    New Delhi: Union Minister Raosaheb Danve stated that the railway department underwent Rs.36,000 Cr loss throughout the pandemic.

    Minister Danve has termed goods trains as the actual revenue generators for the national transporter.

    He further stated that a bullet train plan would be accomplished along the Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway, which is currently under development.

    The Minister of State for Railways spoke at an underbridge's establishment stone placing ceremony at the Jalna railway station.

    "The passenger train section usually goes into losses. Since increasing the ticket charges hits the customers, we cannot do so. Throughout the pandemic, the Railways flagged losses of ₹ 36,000 crore," he stated.

    "Just goods trains create wealth. Throughout the pandemic, these trains performed an essential role in carrying assets and granting support to people," the minister continued. 

    Talking about the bullet train, he said this plan would be worked out as it is important for people. He promised to increase the Nanded and Manmad stations tracks and verify if the Jalna-Khamgaon railway line was viable.

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