Special labour trains to operate for migrant workers
New Delhi: Indian Railways has so far operated 67 special labour trains to transport trapped labourers, tourists, students, and others. These trains will take them to their hometowns in various sectors of the country. 21 trains are expected to operate tonight.
According to the Railway Board sources, 55 special trains have run until May 4. A dozen other trains have left by the afternoon of May 5. It is ready to run trains from Bangalore, Surat, Sabarmati, Jalandhar, Kota, and Ernakulam to Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal.
On the occasion of Labour Day, the government had decided to run special trains for labourers. Trains were to bring back workers, petty workers, tourists, students and others trapped in different parts of the country due to the lockdown. Under which six trains were driven in the evening of the first day, Friday, May 1.
Meanwhile, there has been a major controversy regarding the fare of passengers in these vehicles coming from different parts of the country. Railway has indicated a political conspiracy behind it. However, no steps have been taken by any party so far to stop it.