Shubham Jaiswal ([email protected])
The Indian Railways have said that it is charging only standard fare in Shramik special trains from State Governments, which is just 15 percent of the total cost incurred by Railways.
Railways are charging only standard fare for this class from State Governments which is just 15 percent of the total cost incurred by Railways. The Railways are not selling any tickets to migrants and is only boarding passengers based on lists provided by States, said sources from the Ministry of Railways.
The Railways are running Shramik special trains keeping berths empty in each coach to maintain social distancing, said sources adding the trains are returning empty from destinations under lock and key. Free food and bottled water is also being provided to the migrants by the railways.
The Railways have run 34 Shramik special trains, so far from different parts of the country and is fulfilling its social responsibility of providing a safe, and convenient travel, especially to the poorest of the poor in a time of crisis.