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After Uddhav's taunts, Piyush Goyal kept poking Maharashtra government till 2:00 AM

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray earlier alleged that the Indian Railways was not providing enough trains.

After Uddhav's taunts, Piyush Goyal kept poking Maharashtra government till 2:00 AM
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After Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray alleged that the Indian Railways was not providing enough trains, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday said that his ministry would pull an all-nighter to ensure that enough trains are arranged for Maharashtra if the state government sends the list of passengers, number of required trains in one hour. 

Later around 2:00 in the morning, Goyal tweeted saying that he has only received the list of 46 trains of which five are to West Bengal and Odisha which can’t operate due to cyclone Amphan. 

“We are notifying only 41 trains for today despite being prepared for 125,” Goyal said.

“Where is the list for 125 trains from Maharashtra? As of 2am, received list of only 46 trains of which 5 are to West Bengal and Odisha which cannot operate due to cyclone Amphan (sic),” Goyal tweeted at 2:17 AM. 

Thackeray on Sunday claimed that Maharashtra was getting 40 trains daily out of 80 demanded by the state government. Reacting to this, the railway minister said that Indian Railways was ready to send as many trains as required to states, provided they do not “return empty”. 

During his address, Thackeray also mentioned that the Maharashtra government has paid ₹85 crores for migrants’ railway fare. 

“I hope that trains do not go empty after arriving at the station like before. I assure you (Uddhav Thackeray) that you will get as many trains as required,” Goyal said. 

In a series of tweet, Goyal lashed out at Shiv Sena-led MVA government. Goyal further tweeted that it has been 1.5 hours and Maharashtra government has not been able to provide required information about tomorrow’s planned 125 trains to GM of Central Railway.   

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