Published: May 4, 2020 5:39:53 pm
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Monday stated that no fare can be charged from college students returning to the state by particular trains whereas migrant staff can be totally reimbursed the bills incurred after they full the necessary 21-day quarantine.
“No fare is being charged from the students. The migrant labourers are being taken from railway stations to their respective block headquarters where they have to stay in quarantine for 21 days. Once they come out, they will be reimbursed the full expenses and get an additional aid of Rs 500 each. Thus, each worker will be getting a minimum of Rs 1000,” Kumar stated in a video message.
Kumar additionally stated the scholars returning to the state from locations like Kota and elsewhere is not going to have to give any cash as it’s already being paid by the state authorities straight to the Railways.
He additionally alleged that these measures had been already in place however confusion was created after “political statements” had been made by the opposition.
Kumar’s assertion comes hours after Congress president Sonia Gandhi stated that the occasion’s State Congress Committees will bear the ticket expense of the train journey of migrant staff who’re being despatched again to their houses by varied states. In a letter to occasion staff, the interim occasion chief stated that the occasion will even take vital steps on this regard.
“Indian National Congress has taken a call that each Pradesh Congress Committee shall bear the price for the rail journey of each needy employee & migrant labourer and shall take vital steps on this regard,” Sonia Gandhi had stated in her letter. “This would be the Indian National Congress’ humble contribution in service of our compatriots and to stand shoulder to shoulder in solidarity with them.”
Earlier, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot had demanded that Centre and the Railways should bear the expenditure on humanitarian grounds for the reason that staff had been already dealing with financial hardships. However, the Railways had stated that it was a aware name not to run these trains freed from price in order that solely those that intend to journey had been transported.
As many as 21 Shramik Special trains have run to this point to convey migrants again house from totally different states by the Railways.
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