The Maharashtra Congress has borne the travel expenses of nearly 27,865 migrant workers and sent them back to their native places, state party president Balasaheb Thorat claimed on Tuesday.

Left without jobs and desperate to return home amid the lockdown, 10 migrant labourers have set off on foot from Pune in Maharashtra for their native place hundreds of kilometres away in Uttar Pradesh.

TMC releases ‘proof’ of requests made for Shramik trains for the transportation of migrants

Maharashtra Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat on Saturday expressed concern over the stand taken by several states to not take in migrant workers who were stranded in Maharashtra due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackerayon Friday expressed grief over the death of migrant workers from Madhya Pradesh in a train accident in Aurangabad district and announced a financial aid of Rs 5 lakh each to their families.

Amidst the Corona crisis, a very tragic accident occurred in Maharashtra on Friday. In Aurangabad, Maharashtra, a goods train crushed the migrant laborers sleeping on the tracks of the train.

Over 3,400 migrant workers arrived in Uttar Pradesh from different parts of the country by Shramik special trains on Thursday, officials said, As many as 1,220 migrants arrived in Banda district by from Surat in Gujarat, 1,192 arrived in Lucknow from Bengaluru and 1,079 arrived in Barabanki from Hyderabad.

The Maharashtra government has sought clarity from the Railways over whether it is bearing 85 per cent of the transport cost of migrant workers heading home amid the lockdown, state Home Minister said on Wednesday.