Margao: More than 3,000 migrant workers left by two Shramik Special trains from Margao and Karmali on Tuesday.
While 1,322 left by Shramik Special train that departed from Margao for Rourkela in Odisha another train carrying 1,628 passengers departed from Karmali for Ranchi.
The district administration appeared to have tweaked its arrangements for providing journey meals to the passengers on Tuesday. Instead of distributing meal packs coach to coach once they had boarded the trains, the passengers were handed over the packets once they stepped onto the platform after completing all necessary formalities.
Nevertheless, despite many Shramik Special trains having left from Margao over the last two weeks, the number of migrants housed in the Manohar Parrikar indoor stadium Navelim keeps swelling. Those who missed the Orissa-bound train and were left stranded at the Margao railway station were accommodated at the Navelim shelter home.
Sources said that several charity organisations and voluntary groups have come forward to supplement government’s efforts in providing meals to the inmates of the shelter home.