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Delhi: Railways respond to the allegation of charging fare from laborers, says we are not selling any tickets to New Delhi. Special trains are being run to help stranded travel their homes in the lockdown. Meanwhile, several opposition parties on the railways have also accused the workers of charging the fare. Now, the railway’s reply has come. News agency ANI quoted the Ministry of Railways as saying that “railways are charging only standard fare for this category from the state governments, which is only 15% of the total cost charged by the railways. ‘
Railway said, ” we are not selling any tickets to migrants”.
The source said chauhansameer.com, “Railways are not selling any tickets to migrants and traveling to passengers only on the basis of lists provided by the States. Indian Railways is running labor special trains keeping berths vacant in each coach to maintain social distance. The trains are returning empty from the destination. Free food and bottled water are being given to the migrants by the Ministry of Railways. “Railways have so far run 34 labor special trains from different parts of the country,” the Railway ministry source said. It is fulfilling its social responsibility to provide safe and convenient travel, especially to the poorest of the poor, especially in times of crisis, our source told chauhansameer.com.
Congress announced to bare ticket expanses of stranded migrants laborers.
In a tweet, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “On the one hand, the railways are charging ticket fares from the stranded laborers in other states, and on the other hand, the Ministry of Railways is giving a donation of Rs. 151 crores to the PM Care Fund. Just solve this kink! ‘ Rahul Gandhi, in his tweet, also shared a screenshot of the news of the Indian Railways giving a donation of Rs 151 crore to the PM’s Cares fund. In a tweet, Samajwadi Party president and former up cm Akhilesh Yadav said, “The news of the BJP government taking money from the poor, unsettled laborers who are being taken back home by train is very shameful. It is clear today that the BJP, which has waived billions of capitalists, is with the rich and against the poor. Exploitation at the time of distress is the job of moneylenders, not the government. ‘