Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren recently took to Twitter and expressed disapproval over Railways charging extra from migrants who are travelling in special trains. Not only this, he has also urged the center to re-think on charging more from them.
He took to Twitter and wrote, “This is really sad. The central government should reconsider this decision. This is an injustice to the Labour colleagues who are returning home in this hour of disaster.”
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For the uninitiated, the Railway Department will be charging ₹50 extra per passenger travelling in the special trains being operated between various States.
While the Tamil Nadu government is yet to make any requests for bringing in migrant labourers and students, railway officials said the extra charges would be applicable across all special trains to be operated in the country.
The Railway Board has issued a circular directing the various railway regions including Southern Railway to charge ₹50 per passenger in addition to the cost of the Sleeper Class fare. The circular states that the extra charges would comprise superfast charges of ₹30 and an additional charge of ₹20.