The Congress leader, Mr. P Chidambaram, on Monday welcomed the Centre’s decision to give a nod to resume the passenger train services amid the coronavirus crisis. In a tweet, he suggested opening road and air transport too.
The Indian Railways had yesterday announced that they would operate 15 pairs of air-conditioned (AC) express trains from May 12 with limited stops.
'All passenger trains will be run only with AC coaches and limited stops. The fare will be equivalent to the ticket fare that is charged for the Rajdhani trains," said the Ministry of Railways.
The senior Congress leader today welcomed the government’s decision to 'cautiously start operations of inter state passenger trains', which will help in the 'effective' beginning of 'economic and commercial activity'.
Ms. Radhika Khera, the party's national media coordinator, disagreed with Mr. Chidambaram, saying that 'we also need to see that the Govt has failed to control things'.