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Railway has subsidised 85 per cent fare for migrant workers: BJP

New Delhi: The BJP mentioned on Monday the railways has subsidised 85 per cent of ticket fare for particular trains being run to move migrant staff and the state authorities has to pay the remaining 15 per cent, quickly after the Congress attacked the central authorities over the difficulty.

The state authorities involved may also pay for the tickets, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra mentioned.

He mentioned the Madhya Pradesh authorities is doing so and requested Rahul Gandhi to inform the Congress-ruled states to comply with swimsuit.

He was responding to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi‘s assault on the railways for charging poor migrant labourers ticket fare, even because it donated over Rs 151 crore to the PM-CARES Fund.

“Rahul Gandhi Ji, I have attached guidelines of MHA which clearly states that ‘No tickets to be sold at any station’. Railways has subsidised 85% & state govt to pay 15%. The state govt can pay for the tickets (Madhya Pradesh’s BJP govt is paying). Ask Cong state govts to follow suit,” Patra tweeted.

The BJP chief additional clarified that for every ‘Shramik Express’, particular trains being run for migrants, about 1,200 tickets to the vacation spot are handed by the railways to the state authorities involved.

State governments are speculated to clear the ticket worth and hand over the tickets to staff, he mentioned.

Looking for to nook the central authorities, the Congress on Monday mentioned its state items will bear the price of rail journey of needy migrant staff and labourers stranded at their workplaces as a result of lockdown imposed to curb the unfold of coronavirus.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi in an announcement introduced the social gathering’s resolution and mentioned this may be the Congress’ humble contribution in standing shoulder to shoulder with these staff.

In a tweet, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy claimed that migrant staff returning dwelling is not going to should pay cash because the rail journey will probably be free from now onwards.

Swamy, in a tweet, mentioned, “Talked to Piyush Goel office. Govt will pay 85% and State Govt 15%. Migrant labour will go free. Ministry will clarify with an official statement.”

(PTI)

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