New Delhi: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has sent out around 1.9 crore emails between December 8 and December 12 to its customers, listing 13 decisions taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to support the Sikh community, amidst the farmers’ protest against the Centre’s three farm laws.
“IRCTC sent out 1.9 crore emails in five days till October 12,” a source in the national transporter said, as quoted by NDTV.
The railway board emailed the 47-page booklet – ‘PM Modi and his government’s special relationship with Sikhs’ – to its customers as part of the government’s ‘public interest’ outreach to make people aware of the bills and to also squash myths about them, officials said.
The booklets are in Hindi, English and Punjabi.
The emails were sent to the entire database of IRCTC where passengers key-in their details while booking tickets, the officials said.
The PSU denied reports that the emails had been sent only to members of the Sikh community.
“The mails have been sent to all, irrespective of any particular community. This is not the first instance. Earlier also such activities have been undertaken by IRCTC to promote government welfare schemes in public interest,” an official statement from IRCTC said.