New Delhi (Kajal Singh Intern Journalist) : A labour special train from Nashik Road railway station in Maharashtra has left for Lucknow carrying 839 migrant labourer’s. The news agency ANI has given this information. Due to the lockdown implemented across the country due to Corona virus (COVID-19), work has started to bring the stranded migrants to other states. According to the news agency ANI, railway officials said that so far five labour special trains have been run for migrant workers, students and others at the request of the state governments.
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Giving information about these five trains, the railway official said in a statement that Hatia to Lingampalli, Aluva to Bhubaneswar, Nashik to Bhopal, Jaipur to Patna and Kota to Hatia have been run. According to the news agency ANI, the last train of the day left for Patna Junction on Saturday from Jaipur at 12:18 pm.
The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday granted permission for movement of stranded people including migrant labourers, students, tourists. Meanwhile, the lockdown has been extended for two weeks. It was earlier scheduled to end on May 3.
74 buses from Maharashtra brought back the stranded students from Rajasthan’s Kota to Pune last night. All the students underwent a medical test at Swar Gate Bus Base and have been advised to stay home quarantined.
The Shramik Special Train carrying migrant labourers from Nashik in Maharashtra reached Misrod railway station near Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh this morning. The train arrived at 5.45 am carrying 347 workers. All people are medically fit. Now they are being boarded. As soon as these people reach their respective districts, they will be screened again, after which they will go to the quarantine centre.