Haryana

MIGRANT LABOURERS PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE STATE : MANOHAR

May 23, 2020 09:22 PM

  Chandigarh (Face2News) 

Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has said that migrant labourers play an important role in the growth and development of the state, therefore, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the State Government is sending willing migrant labourers to their home states through Special Shramik Trains from various railway stations in the State every day. In this series, five Special Shramik Trains have departed from different places taking 7134 migrant labourers back to their home states today. 

Giving information about this, an official spokesperson said that the Chief Minister believes that migrant labourers play an important role in the progress and development of the State. Helping the needy in this hour of crisis is the greatest religion of humanity. 

He said that today a train from Ambala railway station took 1631 migrant labourers to Barauni in Bihar, similarly 1400 labourers from Gurugram to Araria in Bihar, 1600 migrant labourers from Rewari to Purnia in Bihar, 1500 migrant labourers from Rohtak to Bhagalpur in Bihar and 958 labourers of Agartala in Tripura and Assam from Gurugram to Guwahati. In addition, today, through 284 buses, migrant labourers departed for their destination in Uttar Pradesh. He said that so far about 2.60 Lakh migrant labourers have been sent to their home states through 61 trains and 5000 buses from Haryana. Similarly, 11,418 labourers belonging to Haryana have returned from other states. 

He informed that apart from free of cost tickets, the concerned district administration provided these migrant labourers with food, water bottles, masks and sanitizers so that they do not face any difficulty regarding basic necessities on their journey. Apart from this, health checkups were also conducted at the railway station. Social distancing norms were also followed while seating the passengers in their respective coaches. 

1600 migrant labourers departed from Rewari for Purnia in Bihar : A special train with 1600 agricultural and migrant labourers left for Purnia in Bihar from Rewari at 1 pm. The volunteers of Red Cross helped migrant labourers find their designated seats in the train following social distancing norms. The labourers appreciated Haryana for sending them to their home states free of cost during the lockdown. 

He said that so far 14,230 agricultural migrant labourers have been sent from district Rewari to their home states through 11 Special Shramik Trains. Most of the labourers in Rewari come from Madhya Pradesh and Bihar at the time of harvesting hence the Special Shramik Train departed for Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. 

920 migrant citizens and 38 children safely return to their home in North-East Agartala (Tripura) from Gurugram : The Special Shramik Train departed for Agartala (Tripura) in the North-East from Gurugram on Saturday evening. On this occasion, policemen, railway employees and civil defense personnel cheered and sent 920 migrant citizens and 38 children on their way to Agartala (Tripura). The passengers were wished a safe journey and were also encouraged to follow social distancing after returning to their home states. 

A 22-year-old passenger, Gaurav, said that Gurugram has given him employment and respect which he will always remember. He thanked the Haryana Government and the District Administration for his safe return home. Another passenger shared that he was stuck due to the lockdown, however, the State Government arranged free of cost return for his wife and him which made him very happy. 

Similarly, another Special Shramik Train departed for Araria in Bihar with 1,400 labourers from Gurugram on Saturday evening. ADGP, CID, Mr. Anil Rao and other Administrative Officers bid farewell to 1631 migrant labourers departing for Barauni from Ambala 

On Saturday, ADGP, CID, Mr. Anil Rao along with other Administrative Officers bid farewell to 1631 migrant labourers departing for Barauni in Bihar on a special train who were brought to the Ambala Cantonment railway station from Karnal district in Roadways buses. The migrant labourers expressed their happiness by cheering and thanked the State Government. Toys and biscuits were also distributed to the children of the migrant labourers. 

Special train departed from Rohtak to Bhagalpur in Bihar : A special Shramik Train carrying 1500 migrant labourers and 45 children departed from Rohtak railway station for Bhagalpur in Bihar at 6 pm today evening. These labourers from Rohtak Jhajjar, Sonipat, Sirsa, and Hisar were sent to Bhagalpur in Bihar. 

As soon as the train left from Rohtak railway station for Bhagalpur, the labourers aboard the train cheered the officials on the platform who wished them a safe journey. 

 
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