STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

No clarity on payment of migrants’ train fare, says HC

A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice B V Nagarathna said there was no clarity on the payment of migrants’ train fare.

Published: 22nd May 2020 06:34 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd May 2020 06:34 AM   |  A+A-

Karnataka HC

Karnataka High Court (File Photo | Debdutta Mitra, EPS)

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Stating that the situation of migrants was precarious, the Karnataka High Court on Thursday directed the chief secretary and labour secretary to appear before the court via video conference as the state government had not produced any document regarding its stance that it was not liable to pay for the train fare of migrant workers. 

A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice B V Nagarathna said there was no clarity on the payment of migrants’ train fare. These issues need to be considered by the central and state governments, the bench said.

The state submitted that 100 trains were arranged for 1.4 lakh migrants till May 20 and 670 buses to different states for 18,000 migrants. It added that 4.88 lakh people have registered for travel via trains.

Stay up to date on all the latest Karnataka news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp