New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has said the long queues for public transport are not just due to Covid restrictions but also because of high petrol and diesel prices.
His remarks came amid reports of serpentine queues outside Delhi Metro stations as the average waiting time for commuters went up to nearly an hour at some places.
Rahul also said the Supreme Court had given the Union government an opportunity to rectify its mistake by directing it to pay compensation to the kin of all those who died of Covid-19.
“SC has given an opportunity to the Modi government to rectify its mistake. At least now the government should provide relief to the victims by fixing the right amount of compensation. This is an important step in the right direction,” he tweeted.
Delivering its order in a case related to Covid-19 victims, the Supreme Court said the central government must pay compensation to the family of those who succumbed to the viral infection.