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Haryana sends back 1.9 lakh workers

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The Times Of India
20th May, 2020 18:55 IST

CHANDIGARH: To help workers go back to their native place , the Haryana government has proposed to run 37 trains to Bihar, West Bengal and Madhya Pardesh , starting Wednesday. Bihar has given a go-ahead for eight trains, while MP has okayed eight trains till Saturday from various stations from across Haryana. So far, Haryana has sent trains to UP from Hisar, Bhiwani, Rohtak and Ambala railway stations.


“We have worked out a complete schedule of sending migrants as far as Assam. This is taking time since we need permission from the other states as they too have to make arrangements for receiving the inbound traffic,” said ADGP (CID) A K Rao, who is nodal officer in CMO to monitor the movement of labourers.

“Besides trains, we have also decided to start the inter-state bus services. Besides shifting labourers in special buses , we have also plan to resume the inter-states routes where buses had been plying before the lockdown,” he added.

Haryana has planned 23 trains to Bihar, six to WB and eight to MP. Till Monday evening , 1.88 lakh workers have been shifted from Haryana, largely to Uttar Pardesh by trains. As on Monday, 46 Sharmik Special trains have run — 33 to Bihar and 13 to MP. In addition, 8,400 have been sent to UP, through 284 buses of Haryana Roadways.

Haryana is one of the states providing free travel for all labourers going to native states by adhering MHA guidelines. The entire operation has remained peaceful barring one incident of use of mild force by Yamunanagar police on Sunday.

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