To Tackle Rat Menace, Indian Railway Division Spends₹ 22,000 on Trapping One Rodent
Indian Railways has been facing rat menace for quite some time, and that has affected its quality of service provided for its passengers.
To tackle rat menace, the railway has spent a whopping amount of ₹ 5.89 crores.
Is this for real?
Responding to an RTI filed on July 17, the Chennai division office said that in the past three years, the railway had spent the hefty amount of money on tackling rat menace.
The Chennai division office explained that they have been facing trouble by the rodents for the past few years. The rats have been devastation the station, as well as, the coaching centre yet the authorities have been working on getting rid of them.
Stating that from May 2016 to April 2019, the Chennai division of Indian Railways said they had spent Rs 5.89 crore in the process of trapping rodents.
Telling about the time period of one year, from 2018 to 2019, the office revealed that they had caught at least 2,636 rats.
From a total of 2,636 rats, 1,715 were trapped from Chennai Central, Chennai Egmore, Chengalpattu Junction, Tambaram, Jolarpettai Junction. Further, 921 rats were caught from the railway coaching centre.