‘No fare to be charged from stranded migrants, railways to give food during journey’: Supreme Court

‘No fare to be charged from stranded migrants, railways to give food during journey’: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the Centre to ensure free travel to stranded migrants to their home states by trains and buses even as the Centre contended that it is taking “unprecedented steps” to mitigate the challenging crisis during Coid-19 lockdown.

The top court also directed the states to provide food to the migrants wait for their turn to board train or bus. The railways have been ordered to provide food during the course of the travel.