Over 16,000 migrants return to Hazaribag

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Over 16,000 migrants return to Hazaribag

Monday, 25 May 2020 | PNS | Hazaribag/Bermo

More than 16,000 migrant laborers have reached Hazaribag by now, while the number of Covid-19 infections here has increased to 41, officials said on Sunday. Out of the patients, three have been discharged from Hazaribag Medical College and Hospital.

As many as 16,236 migrant labourers have reached Hazaribag so far. On Saturday 1236 migrant laborers reached Koderma railway station by train. They have been asked to report to St. Colamba’s College ground for registration and primary checkup.

Hazaribag deputy commissioner Bhuvnesh Pratap Singh said in a press meet on Saturday that all the 7 migrant laborers came from Mumbai in the different blocks like Ichak, Muffsil, Gurhat, Choparan and nearby areas of the town.

Singh appealed to the resident of Hazaribag that they must be watchful and take all the action to save their lives. No extra relaxation has been given by the administration on the eve of Eid.

DC has instructed all the Block Development Officers to show daily menu in every quarantine center on notice board, so that everyone knows the food items along with quantity. He has appreciated the role of mukhiya’s in the villages, where positive cases came to light.

Hazaribag Superintendent of Police Kartik S said that in last 24 hours police have lodged cases on 36 persons, out of them two have been sent to jail. Police have lodged total 132 cases in the district on 448 persons. Police have also collected fine of  Rs.15,14,000 from violators of lockdown.

More than 1856 migrants reached Bokaro Steel railway station in Jharkhand by two Shramik special trains from Bengaluru and Delhi respectively on Sunday.

Meanwhile, more than 13,000 migrants, including 2,000 students, have by now been brought back by 15 special trains from across the country since May 24.

In Bokaro, a train ferrying 1649 migrants from Delhi and one from Bangalore district in Karnataka arrived at Bokaro Steel railway  station late night on Saturday while the second train reached Bokaro from Bengaluru early in the morning at about 5:40am.

Senior district administration officials Vijay Kumar Gupta, station Superintendent K.K. Haldar and others were at the station to ensure safety protocols were followed as the passengers deboarded the train before being sent to their home districts after being provided with masks, sanitizers and food packets.

Of the passengers, 1856 are from different districts of the Jharkhand, Bokaro Adl Collector Vijay Kumar  Gupta said,“The migrants were received following social distancing norms and were sent to their destinations in vehicles provided by their respective district administrations.

Station Superintendent in Bokaro, said, “The special train departed from Bengluru on Friday evening and reached Bokaro on Sunday at 4:30 am.”

While first train ferrying, 1649 migrants from different locations of Delhi reached Bokaro railway station at 00:20.

The same protocol was followed before they were sent to their destinations on 34 buses. Majority of the passengers was from Palamu, followed by Garhwa and Latehar, Giridih and Deoghar.

They were sent to their respective districts by buses,said Adl Collector.

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