FICO REQUESTS CM PUNJAB AND RAILWAY MINISTER TO NOT ALLOW PASSENGER TRAINS TO OPERATE TILL 45 DAYS AFTER LOCKDOWN
SAYS THE GOVERNMENT DECISIONS ARE CONTRADICTORY
Ludhiana: Gurmeet Singh Kular President and Rajeev Jain General Secretary FICO (Federation of Industrial and Commercial Organization) have requested Chief Minister Punjab Capt Amarinder Singh and Piyush Goyal Union Minister of Railways, to not allow passenger trains to operate at least till 45 days once lockdown is open.
In a statement here today, they said keeping the present behaviour of the labourers in consideration, it is understood that all the labourers want to rush back to their native places whenever possible even after the lockdown is over. If so, is the case, then there will be another lock down for the industry throughout the country, that will be fatal for the industry and the economy of the country. “It is requested that even after the lockdown is over, the Railways should not start immediately, there must be a period of 45 days at least to start the Railways after the lockdown. Only then the industry will survive after the lock down”, they added.
Further, they said the government is asking industry to operate, on other hand government is giving permissions to labourers to go to their native states, both of these decisions are contradictory and this will have adverse effect on the industry.