August 9, 2020

Sitaram Yechury on Shramik Particular Trains Income



File photo of CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury.

File picture of CPI(M) common secretary Sitaram Yechury.

In a tweet, Yechury tagged studies that Railways earned Rs 429 crore from the migrant particular trains and stated the “angle” of the federal government was ‘shameful’.

  • PTI
  • Final Up to date: July 25, 2020, 11:57 PM IST

CPI (M) common secretary Sitaram Yechury on Saturday alleged the federal government was “profiting out of distress of poor Indians” from the Shramik Particular trains that had been pressed into service to ferry stranded migrant staff dwelling amid the coronavirus disaster. In a tweet, Yechury tagged studies that Railways earned Rs 429 crore from the migrant particular trains and stated the “angle” of the federal government was “shameful”.

“Profiting out of distress of poor Indians is Modinomics the place the wealthy cronies get mortgage waivers for lakhs of crores. The strategy, angle and antics of this authorities are completely shameful and condemnable,” he tweeted. The railways spent Rs 2,142 crore on working Shramik Particular trains however earned a income of simply Rs 429 crore, official knowledge confirmed.

The info, obtained by way of an RTI utility filed by activist Ajay Bose, exhibits that the railways earned Rs 428 crore until June 29, by when a lot of the 4,615 trains had been run. Moreover, it earned round Rs 1 crore by working 13 trains in July, the Railways’ inner knowledge confirmed.