New Delhi: The Indian Railways has ferried over 48 lakh migrant workers on board 3,604 ‘Shramik Special’ trains since May 1, according to official data. Of the total trains, 3,157 have terminated, while 386 are in transit. The top five states from where maximum trains originated are Gujarat (946), Maharashtra (677), Punjab ( 377), Uttar …
A complete Lockdown has been implemented in the country, in this situation millions of migrant laborers have been stuck at their places. These workers are going back to their homes on foot.
Due to the corona lockdown in the country, millions of migrant laborers have been stuck. These workers are going back to their homes on foot.
In a two-pronged strategy to secure migrant workers, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to set up a Migration Commission for employment of such labourers in the state and made it clear that any state that wants them from UP has to seek its permission.
The Congress released a documentary film on Saturday on Rahul Gandhi's interaction with a group of migrant labourers last week, demanding justice for such workers who are walking hundreds of kilometres to their homes amid the coronavirus lockdown.
The Jharkhand government has requested Ministry of Home Affairs for permission to bring stranded migrant workers from Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Ladakh and the North-East by charter flights as they could not be ferried by buses or trains from these difficult places.
Asserting that returning migrant workers are "our brethren", Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday said he would welcome them with open heart in the state and that they cannot be blamed for the rise in coronavirus cases.
218 out of 835 migrants who returned from Delhi test positive for COVID-19 in Bihar