New Delhi: 1200 migrant laborers and workers stranded in Ahmedabad and their families reached Jaunpur Junction by Sabarmati Express, their eyes flashed. Though the story of the plight was visible on their faces, everyone was overcome with the joy of reaching home.
Many passengers who landed at Jaunpur station claimed that the employees giving tickets took Rs 710 per passenger before entering the train. However, the railway administration of Lucknow division officials has not taken any money from any passengers. He says that in such cases the state governments pay the ticket in full.
Due to the lockdown, 1200 migrant laborers and their families from various states stranded in Ahmedabad reached here late Monday night by Sabarmati-Agra Fort Express. Rampyari Prajapati of Panna district who reached Jaunpur by train told that he was with the family.
At Ahmedabad station, the police took Rs 1420 from the people for two tickets of the people from them. The policeman assured them that there would be adequate food and drink on the way. However, he claims that nobody approached him on the way.
Gopal Singh of Morena also had a similar complaint. Vikas Patel, a resident of Hathi Nagar in Varanasi, said that he was brought to Sabarmati station by bus. Before getting into the train, he was given a ticket by taking Rs 710 from him. Water was not given all the way.
Ram Bharose of Kaimur told that he used to work in a company in Ahmedabad. Police personnel at Ahmedabad station took Rs 710 from them and allowed them to enter the train. They did not even get water on the way. Passengers say that before boarding the train, employees and policemen were giving them tickets and making money.
Ravi Chaturvedi, ADRM, Varanasi, Lucknow Division says that the railways did not take a penny in the name of tickets from the workers coming from Ahmedabad to Jaunpur. In such cases, the state governments pay him all the tickets.
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