Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday, May 26 said his government was not informed about the train coming from Mumbai to the state and that the move undermines measured taken by his government to ensure proper monitoring and control spread of COVID-19.
‘Matter has been sent to PM Modi’
“Indian Railways decided to send a train from Mumbai to Kerala. No info about it was passed to Kerala Government. It was taken up with Railway Minister. We said that this would undermine measures taken by our government to ensure proper monitoring and control spread of COVID-19,” said Vijayan.
Chief Minister Vijayan said the matter has been sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “But then there was the issue of deciding to send another train in the same way from Delhi. Therefore, the matter has been brought to the notice of the Prime Minister,” he added.
Vijayan said Railways should send trains to the state only after prior intimation and it was mandatory for the travelling passengers to register on the ‘COVID-19 Jagratha portal.’