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States should decide for the tickets fare of the returning migrants: Railways

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The railways said the “sending States” should pay them for transporting migrant workers on Shramik Specials and it was up to them to decide how to fund this cost.

 

“As per the guidelines issued, the sending State will pay the consolidated fare to Railways. Sending State may decide to bear this cost or take it from passengers or take it from the receiving State after mutual consultation or may charge it to any fund. It is purely their prerogative,” a statement from a railway spokesperson said.

 

The railways said the “sending States” should pay them for transporting migrant workers on Shramik Specials and it was up to them to decide how to fund this cost.

 

“As per the guidelines issued, the sending State will pay the consolidated fare to Railways. Sending State may decide to bear this cost or take it from passengers or take it from the receiving State after mutual consultation or may charge it to any fund. It is purely their prerogative,” a statement from a railway spokesperson said.

 

Tickets would be issued to the State governments to be handed over to the passengers, the official added.

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