Gentbrugge – Melle – Gentbrugge

Gentbrugge – Melle – Gentbrugge
31 March 2020

François Spaestraat

Camille Melloyhof

Camille Melloyhof

ProRail Melle

Bromeliastraat

ProRail Melle

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Gentbrugge – Melle – Gentbrugge

Gentbrugge – Melle – Gentbrugge
01 April 2020


De Lijn Bus stop – Bus 20
Peter Benoitlaan
Melle – Landskouter – Oosterzele


Werkhuizenstraat


Jean Jaures – French socialist politician


De Lijn Bus stop – Bus 20
Steenbekestraat


De Lijn Bus stop – Bus 20
Henri Van Daelestraat


I just left Gentbrugge and entered Melle

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Gentbrugge – Dampoort

Gentbrugge – Dampoort
Gentbrugge
31 March 2020


Sluizenweg


Sluizenweg


Left Scheldekaai (Gentbrugge)
Right Vlaamsekaai (Gent

Gentbrugge – Dampoort
Gent
31 March 2020


Heernislaan


Through the tunnel to Gentbrugge and Sint-Amandsberg


Tunnel underneath Dampoortstation

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The Print – Modi government finally clarifies it’s not paying Shramik Express fare, says states footing bill

Modi government made the clarification in Supreme Court following much confusion over its role in payment of migrant workers’ fares.

Sanya Dhingra

New Delhi – India, 28 May 2020. The Modi government finally clarified Thursday that it is not paying for migrant labourers’ Shramik Express tickets, telling the Supreme Court that the bill is being footed by states.

The statement in court comes amid much confusion over who exactly is paying for the migrant labourers’ journey, with certain statements from the central government suggesting that it is bearing 85 per cent of the fare and states paying the remaining 15 per cent.

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra had also claimed earlier this month that the central government is paying 85 per cent of the fare.

The central government’s clarification came as the Supreme Court, at a virtual hearing, took up a PIL on the problems being faced by migrant labourers stranded in different parts of the country amid the Covid-19 lockdown.

In a statement to the court, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who was representing the central government, said the fare for the special Shramik trains organised by the railways is paid either by the originating state or the receiving one.

The migrant workers are not required to pay the fares, Mehta told a bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, S K Kaul and M R Shah.

When asked by the bench how it is ensured that the migrant workers are not harassed to pay for the tickets, Mehta said the states should file their respective reports in court.

The Shramik Express trains, special trains earmarked to carry migrant workers home from wherever they were stranded, were announced on 1 May, days before the central government extended the lock-down to its third phase.

Its initial run was marked by a furore over reports that the migrant labourers, hit hard by the lock-down, were being made to pay for the train journeys.

According to a notification issued by the railways on 2 May, the state governments were supposed to collect the ticket fare from the passengers and hand over the amount to the railways.

As the allegations also led to a political controversy, with opposition parties, particularly the Congress, attacking the Modi government on the issue, the central government said it is dividing “cost” on an 85 per cent-15 per cent basis with states.

Last week, addressing a press conference, Railway Board Chairman V K Yadav reiterated the claim.

Explaining the discrepancy, a railways ministry officer said the central government had never said it is bearing 85 per cent of the cost of the tickets, but maintained that it is paying 85 of the cost of running the trains. Of this, the officer said, ticket fare comprises 15 per cent.

“Running a train involves several costs. Ticket fare is just part of it,” the officer said. “What the government has told the court today is not at odds with what was said earlier.”

The Print reached a spokesperson of the railways ministry for a comment through WhatsApp, but there was no response until the time of publishing this report. A senior officer from an opposition-ruled state said the back-and-forth on the issue was an “eyewash”.

“After maintaining for so long that they are bearing 85 per cent of the cost, at least today they have admitted that it is the states which are paying for the travel of the migrants.”

The Supreme Court Thursday ordered the central government and states not to charge either train fare or bus fee from migrant workers keen to go back to their native towns.

https://theprint.in/india/governance/modi-govt-finally-clarifies-its-not-paying-shramik-express-fare-says-states-footing-bill/431410/

Gentbrugge-Melle-Gentbrugge

Gentbrugge-Melle-Gentbrugge
28 March 2020


Sint-Franciscus Instituut


De Lijn Bus stop – Vogelhoekplein


Junction Merelbekestraat – Brusselsesteenweg


Melle Leeuw – Terminus of tram 2


De Lijn Tram 2 to Zwijnaarde


Melle – Oude Brusselseweg

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Gentbrugge-Melle-Gentbrugge

Gentbrugge-Melle-Gentbrugge
Merelbeke
28 March 2020


Buses to Gent


Still on the Merelbeke side of the railway line,
from Gentbrugge we find ourselves in Melle


Sint-Franciscus-Instituut = SFI

Bus to Bottelare


Merelbeke NMBS station


Merelbeke NMBS station

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Gentbrugge-Melle-Gentbrugge

Gentbrugge-Melle-Gentbrugge
Merelbeke
28 March 2020


Merelbeke : Flora kerk


Gentbrugge : Station Merelbeke


Stad Gent – Merelbeke Station


Gentbrugge – Merelbeke Station


De Lijn Bus stop


De Lijn bus stop

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Gentbrugge-Melle-Gentbrugge

Gentbrugge-Melle-Gentbrugge
Merelbeke
28 March 2020


The street is in Merelbeke, the building in Gent


Magnolia – Tulpenboom


Hundelgemse Steenweg


Hundelgemse Steenweg
Gent – Brussel railway for IC trains



Hundelgemse Steenweg – Van Goethemstraat


Van Goethemstraat

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Gentbrugge-Melle-Gentbrugge

Gentbrugge-Melle-Gentbrugge
28 March 2020


Taken from the footbridge
Looking towards Merelbeke station


Looking towards Gent


Looking towards Merelbeke and Melle


The stairs to/from the footbridge


Looking towards Gent
Left tracks to Gent-Sint-Pieters
Right tracks to Gent-Dampoort


On the Merelbeke side of the railway you’ll find streets
that belong to the city of Gent and to
the municipalities of – Merelbeke and Melle

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Gentbrugse Meersen – Gentbrugge-Melle-Gentbrugge

Gentbrugse Meersen
27 March 2020

This type of path in the Meersen is my favourite

Koningsdonkstraat

Koningsdonkstraat


I’ll take a right here, going on the rough path


See: much better !


Left tracks to Gent-Sint-Pieters
Right tracks to Gent-Dampoort

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