Piyush Goyal takesTwitter dig at Uddhav Thackeray
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Railway Minister Piyush Goyal decided to address Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray through Twitter, demanding “required information” about Monday's planned 125 trains from the state.
In a rather unusual move, Goyal took to Twitter to say: “Sadly, it has been 1.5 hours but Maharashtra Govt has been unable to give required information about tomorrow's planned 125 trains to the GM of Central Railway. Planning takes time & we do not want trains to stand empty at the stations, so it's impossible to plan without full details.”
He added that he expects the Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra Government to “fully cooperate in the efforts made for the benefit of migrant labourers”.
The “required information” Goyal is referring to pertains to from where the trains will run and about their destinations, the list of passengers as well as their medical certificates.
Goyal's public dig at Thackeray stems from the fact that he learnt from television news where the Maharashtra government claimed to have given a list of 200 trains to the Indian Railways. However, Goyal in another tweet in Hindi said: “But not the list of a single passenger train running tomorrow has come yet to the GM of Central Railways, even after following up.”
In another dig at the Maharashtra Chief Minister, Goyal said: “Hopefully, after coming to the station, trains do not have to go back empty, as what happened earlier.”