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In an interview with ThePrint, Railway Board Chairman V.K. Yadav also said that Shramik trains will not be used to ferry migrants back and that workers should rely on employers for a ticket.
Addressing BJP workers in a virtual rally, Home Minister Amit Shah said Mamata Banerjee had insulted migrant labourers, who would ensure her exit.
According to the requests made by states so far, no trains may be required after 16 June. Until 6 June, the Railways has received requests for a total of 171 Shramik trains.
In an order passed on a suo motu PIL on the migrant crisis, Supreme Court asked Centre and states to enlist social welfare schemes meant for returning workers.
The East Coast Railway has recently decided to gift Rs 5,000 whenever a new child is born in the East zone, as a token of sharing their joy.
Railway Board chairman V.K. Yadav says each death linked to Shramik Express trains is being investigated, but denies food or water shortage.
Modi govt made the clarification in Supreme Court following much confusion over its role in payment of migrant workers’ fares.
Three passengers died Wednesday on two Shramik special trains, but Railways said they had histories of medical illnesses.
BJP can disturb me politically, but why are they causing harm to the state? West Bengal is facing such a major disaster, Banerjee added.
ThePrint's journalists, who travelled in special trains to Chennai & Secunderabad, bring you an eyewitness account of the experience.