Migrant employees travelling on ‘Shramik particular’ trains to jap Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have complained of inordinate delays and unhygienic circumstances on board, even resorting to protests alongside the route by blocking railway tracks and demanding accountability. They’ve additionally claimed that rotten meals was served to them throughout the journey.
Staff on board one such prepare certain for Bihar from Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh blocked railway tracks and raised slogans in opposition to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on the tracks after their prepare was held up on the outer sign of the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya railway junction ( previously often known as the Mughal Sarai junction), bordering Bihar for over 10 hours.
“The prepare got here right here final night time at 11 pm and is standing right here since. We’ve obtained no meals for 2 days. We had been compelled to pay Rs 1,500 every for this journey,” complained Dhiren Rai, one of many migrant employees on board the prepare.
One other prepare from Panvel in Maharashtra to Uttar Pradesh’s Jaunpur was held up close to Varanasi for over 10 hours. Late night time visuals confirmed indignant migrant employees squatting on railway tracks and refusing to budge regardless of one other prepare approaching them. They left solely after the railway police intervened and everybody on board was given a meal and the prepare resumed its journey .
“We obtained meals in Maharashtra however we obtained nothing in Uttar Pradesh. The prepare was held up in Kashi (Varanasi) for 7 hours, then it moved and was held up once more for two hours. Then it moved and is caught once more, ” stated Govind Kumar Rajbhar, one of many passengers on board the prepare.
On Friday night, migrant employees on board a “shramik particular” prepare going from Gujarat to Bihar threw away the meals served to them at Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur junction claiming it was rotten. Visuals from Kanpur present indignant migrant employees confronting railway safety personnel asking them why the migrants had been being subjected to inhuman therapy .
“There isn’t a water even within the bogs. What ought to we drink. The pooris served to us are very tight as in the event that they had been cooked 4 or 5 days in the past, that’s the reason we threw away all of the meals,” one of many migrant employees instructed journalists at Kanpur.
Over 12.33 lakh folks have returned to Uttar Pradesh by 930 ”Shramik Particular” trains, state authorities officers stated on Friday.
“Over 18.24 lakh labourers have returned to Uttar Pradesh from different States throughout the lockdown. Over 12.33 lakh folks have returned by 930 ”Shramik Particular” trains. The federal government has authorized 1,199 trains to convey again migrant employees,” stated Awanish Awasthi, Extra Chief Secretary, House, Uttar Pradesh.