Rail-roko, Telangana agitation cost over Rs 3,500 crore loss

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Hyderabad, Sep 25: The 13-day long strike-protest and two-day rail-blockade in Andhra Pradesh demanding a separate state - Telangana cost a whopping loss of Rs 3,564 crore.

Media reports informed that only Andhra Pradesh has suffered a loss of Rs 3,564 crore; the rail roko movement has cost the South Central Railway (SCR) Rs 22 crore.

Several trains connecting Hyderabad with other major cities in the country - Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai have been cancelled or diverted or re-scheduled.

Almost 500,000 auto-rickshaws in Telangana and more than 60,000 three-wheelers in Hyderabad joined the protest. Over 10,000 RTC buses remained off the roads in the state capital and in other cities following the agitation for Telangana.

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