More than 3,000 labor trains have been operated so far to transport migrant workers from different parts of the country to their home state. Giving this information, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday requested for more cooperation from various states to help the laborers. Describing the account of workers’ special trains, the Union Minister once again targeted Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
Where are the list of 125 trains
Goyal said, ‘Where is the list of 125 trains from Maharashtra? The list of 46 trains was received by the Maharashtra government till 2 pm. Five of these trains were for hurricane-hit Bengal and Odisha, which cannot be operated. Despite being ready for 125 trains, we were able to notify only 41 trains from Maharashtra on Monday.
Did not provide enough labor trains
The altercation between Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal began on Sunday when Thackeray spoke to the people of the state through a webcast that the Railways provided Maharashtra with enough labor trains to meet its demand Has not been provided. He had also claimed to hand over the list of workers for 200 trains to the Railways.
We are ready to run 125 trains
Reversing this, the Railway Minister had tweeted and said that the railways are ready to run 125 trains from Maharashtra if the state government provides the details of the workers. Meanwhile, Chief Public Relations Officer of Northern Railway Shivaji Sutar said that a total of 557 labor trains have been operated from Maharashtra till now. From these, 7.70 lakh laborers have been transported to their destination.
The train reached Odisha
In fact, the Vasai Road-Gorakhpur Shramik Special train left for UP which left Palghar on May 21 but reached Odisha. This train reached Gorakhpur after two and a half days which should have reached the destination in about 25 hours. Later, the Railway Ministry had said in its statement that this train route was changed due to more trains running on the route.
Migrants are on tour
On the other hand, lashing out at Railway Minister Piyush Goyal for changing the route of Vasai Road-Gorakhpur Shramik Special train and sending it through Odisha, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that the bus is so much that the trains carrying migrant workers are according to the announcement Reached the destination. At the same time, Shiv Sena’s ally Congress said that the government is providing a tour of the country to the migrant workers without providing food and water. NCP said, pressure on Goyal to run trains
Maharashtra Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant also hit out at Goyal for asking the state for a list of migrant workers in an hour, saying that you call people that it is going to Japan but take it to China. That too without food and water. However, senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel said that there is a lot of pressure on Indian Railways and Piyush Goyal to run trains