Taking notice of the damages to the infrastructure on Monday, Northern Railways today has appealed to the people to ensure safety of the public property so that commuters are spared from facing any inconvenience.
"On July 20, local crowds indulged in stone pelting and extensive vandalism on the trains resulting in breakage of window panes, damage to back rest of seats and tearing of seat covers. Reports have also been received of damage to expensive CCTV equipment/junction boxes in the Pir Panjal Tunnel," Neeraj Sharma, Chief Public Relations Officer Northern Railways said in a statement.
"As many as 17 trains out of 26 lost punctuality on account of the mischievous activities. Heavy damage, which could run into crores of rupees, has occurred and will take a long time to repair," Sharma said and appealed to the people to discourage such elements from indulging in vandalism as it puts general public to great inconvenience.