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AAP MP Seeks FIR Against Those Responsible For Migrant Trains’ Diversions

Railways began Shramik Special trains to ferry again stranded migrants. (Representational)

New Delhi:

AAP Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh has written to Railway minister Piyush Goyal, saying FIRs ought to be lodged towards these chargeable for diversion of Shramik Special trains ferrying migrants stranded in several elements of the nation amid the coronavirus-triggered lockdown.

Mr Singh requested Mr Goyal to make correct preparations of meals and water for the migrants and stated officers, who’re chargeable for delay within the trains, have to be strictly punished.

“There were around 40 trains that lost their way. How can such carelessness take place. Who is responsible for these undue delays of trains that has even led to tragedies, including deaths,” Mr Singh stated within the letter.

Mr Singh stated FIR have to be lodged towards these chargeable for diversion of trains.

“If you can make arrangements for people stranded abroad to return home safely then you can also ensure that arrangement is made for poor people stuck in different parts of the country to return to their hometowns safely,” he stated.

Amid complaints of lack of meals and delays of those particular trains on the social media, the railways on Tuesday stated no trains are being diverted now and all trains which originated over the last three days are operating on their “pre-scheduled rationalised routes”.

The Indian Railways began Shramik Special trains to ferry again migrants stranded in several elements of the nation.

It ferried over 44 lakh migrant employees on board 3,276 ”Shramik Special” trains since May 1, in line with official knowledge.

The ”Shramik Special” trains are being operated totally on the request of states, which need to ship migrant employees stranded because of the COVID-19-induced lockdown to their native locations.

The coronavirus-triggered lockdown has had a devastating influence on the financial system in addition to on the livelihoods of lakhs of migrant employees.

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