File picture of Congress common secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

While a number of deaths on board the non-air conditioned trains had been additionally reported earlier after they had been launched on May 1 to ferry migrant labourers to their residence states, the Railways on Wednesday stated many of the deceased had pre-existing well being situations.

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  • Last Updated: May 31, 2020, 11:51 PM IST

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday termed as surprising the Railway Ministry’s comment that the frail shouldn’t undertake practice journeys and stated that is the time to point out sensitivity in direction of the migrants.

She additionally highlighted a information report claiming that in keeping with RPF information as many as 80 labourers have died throughout practice journey.

“Eighty people have died on Shramik trains. Forty per cent trains are running late. Many trains have lost their way. At many places images capturing inhuman conduct with passengers have come to light.

“In the midst of all this, the Railway Ministry’s comment that those that are frail shouldn’t undertake practice journeys is surprising.

Labourers have been ignored from day one, whereas they need to have been handled utmost sensitivity throughout this time,” she stated in a tweet in Hindi.

As excessive warmth, starvation and dehydration add to the woes of returning migrant staff, 9 passengers have been discovered lifeless in ‘Shramik Special’ trains since May 25 and so they included a girl whose toddler son was seen making an attempt to wake her up in a coronary heart wrenching scene at a railway platform in Bihar.

While a number of deaths on board the non-air conditioned trains had been additionally reported earlier after they had been launched on May 1 to ferry migrant labourers to their residence states, the Railways on Wednesday stated many of the deceased had pre-existing well being situations.







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