Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal on Sunday said that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the State Government daily runs special shramik trains from the various railway stations of the state to help migrant labourers return to their home states.
In the same series, five special shramik trains departed from Haryana on Sunday. About 3200 migrant labourers have been sent from Bhiwani to Katihar and Araria (Bihar) in two trains. Similarly, three trains departed from Yamumanagar carrying 4600 migrant labourers to Barauni, Muzaffarpur and Katihar (Bihar), the Chief Minister said.
He said that despite diversity, the people of India are united and with this sentiment and thought, Haryana Government has started sending labourers stranded in lockdown and labourers who were willing to return to their home states free of cost.
The Chief Minister said that all Indians living in any part of the country are one and it is the joint responsibility of all to alleviate their sufferings, he added.
Two shramik trains depart from Bhiwani for Katihar and Araria (Bihar)
3200 migrant labourers left for Bihar from Bhiwani. A special shramik Train left from Bhiwani for Araria at 4 pm and Katihar at 5 pm with 1600 migrant labourers each. 1360 migrant labourers from Bhiwani, 141 from Narnaul and 99 labourers from Dadri boarded the train. Similarly, for Katihar, 1300 migrant labourers boarded from Fatehabad and 300 migrant laborers from Hisar district. There were 22 children on this train as well.
Three shramik trains depart from Yamunanagar to Barauni, Muzaffarpur and Katihar (Bihar)
About 4600 migrant labourers have been sent from Yamunanagar to their home state Bihar through three shramik trains. The first shramik trains from Jagadhri-Yamunanagar railway station left for Barauni (Bihar) carrying about 1550 migrant labourers.
Haryana Education Minister, Kanwar Pal who was present on this occasion along with other dignitaries said that this train will go from here directly to Barauni (Bihar) and will not halt anywhere on the way. He appealed to the migrant labourers to remain in the shelter homes to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
He said that most of the migrant labourers who are being sent by train came here from Punjab on foot or on bicycles and the State Government provided all facilities to them in the shelter homes and now they are returning to their home states.
After this, two shramik trains departed for Muzaffarpur and Katihar (Bihar) from Yamunanagar. Migrant labourers from 10 to 12 districts of Bihar state have been sent to their home state in these trains.
A train left for Barauni (Bihar) from Yamunanagar-Jagadhri railway station at 12.15 pm while the second shramik train left for Muzaffarpur (Bihar) at 4.20 pm and the third departed for Katihar (Bihar) after 6 pm. Migrant labourers from Katihar, Barauni, Muzaffarpur, Madhepura, Champaran, Motihari, Nawada, Mahuva, Sipol, Munger, Saharsa, Bettiah and other districts in Bihar have returned to their homes on these special shramik trains.