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Make Modest Opening of Road, Air Transport to Start Economic Activity, Says Chidambaram

File photo of senior Congress leader P Chidambaram.

File picture of senior Congress chief P Chidambaram.

The Congress has been demanding restarting of financial actions which have come to a standstill in view of the whole lockdown enforced on account of coronavirus.

  • PTI New Delhi
  • Last Updated: May 11, 2020, 12:12 PM IST

Senior Congress chief P Chidambaram on Monday urged the federal government to permit operation of highway and air transport, saying it was the one approach financial and business actions can successfully resume.

He additionally welcomed the federal government’s choice to start out choose inter-state prepare providers.

The authorities has determined to start out prepare providers from May 12 connecting Delhi to some choose stations throughout the nation, bookings for which is able to start from Monday by the IRCTC.

“We welcome the decision of the government to cautiously start operation of inter state passenger trains. The same modest opening should be started with road transport and air transport,” the previous finance minister stated.

“The only way economic and commercial activity can effectively begin, is to open road, rail and air services for passengers and goods,” Chidambaram stated on Twitter.

The Congress has been demanding restarting of financial actions which have come to a standstill in view of the whole lockdown enforced on account of coronavirus.

The Congress has additionally demanded a reduction package deal for the poor and an financial stimulus package deal to assist the trade.

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