Mumbai: A confrontation has damaged out between Union Minister for Railways and Commerce & Trade Piyush Goyal and Shiv Sena member of Rajya Sabha Sanjay Raut over an alleged 50% much less variety of Shramik Particular trains being supplied day by day to ferry stranded migrant employees out of Maharashtra, which has reported the utmost variety of coronavirus illness (Covid-19) optimistic circumstances within the nation.
On Sunday, hours after Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray stated the rail authorities have managed to supply solely 50% of the trains required to ferry stranded migrant employees again to their residence states, Goyal tweeted that they might organize 125 trains on situations that they don’t run “empty” and likewise sought a listing of passengers.
Earlier, the CM had stated that although he had requested the rail authorities to run 80 Shramik Particular trains day by day, solely 40 are working.
Goyal put out a flurry of tweets in response to Thackeray’s plea and sought numerous passenger particulars similar to their boarding stations, medical certificates, and so forth., over the following hour. Later, he once more tweeted that the Maharashtra authorities has been unable to supply the required info even after one and a half hours. He cited that planning 125 trains would take time and the rail authorities could be unable to accede to the state authorities’s request until they’ve full particulars.
Raut sprang to the CM’s defence and took on Goyal.
“Maharashtra authorities has submitted a listing to the rail authorities. There is just one request to Piyush Goyalji that the trains ought to attain their locations. The practice going to Gorakhpur mustn’t find yourself in Odisha,” Raut stated.
He took a potshot at Goyal and was referring to final week’s incident the place a whole lot of migrant labourers travelling to their native Uttar Pradesh had been as a substitute taken to Rourkela in Odisha. Later, the rail authorities claimed that it was a deliberate diversion on account of congestion on some routes.
On Monday, too, Goyal stored up the warmth on the state authorities.
“The place is the record for 125 trains from Maharashtra? As of 2am, I acquired a listing of solely 46 trains of which 5 are to West Bengal and Odisha, which can not function on account of cyclone Amphan. We’re notifying solely 41 trains for Monday, regardless of being ready for 125 !!!,” he tweeted.
Raut replied to Goyal by way of a tweet. “Piyushji, what record was looked for Nagpur-Udhampur practice that left on Might 14. Please share what efforts have been made to rearrange trains first after which to collect passengers? Now, which record are you searching for? Don’t neglect that you simply symbolize Maharashtra within the Rajya Sabha.”