From Our Bureau
4th May 2020
Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao announced that the process of sending the migrant labour from Telangana to their native states would commence on Tuesday. For one week, 40 special trains per day would be operated. Apart from the railway stations in Hyderabad, special trains would also run from Warangal, Khammam, Damaracharla and other places in the State. The trains would run from the State to Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal and other States.
The CM held review meeting on Monday on the problems being faced by the migrant labour in the State due to lockdown. Medical and Health Minister Etela Rajender, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, DGP Mahender Reddy and others attended the meeting. The discussion took place on migrant labour expressing their desire to go back to their native places.
The CM had taken a decision to run special trains for the migrant workers to reach their destinations. The CM spoke to South Central Railway General Manager Gajanan Mallya and requested him to arrange for 40 special trains from Tuesday.
The State government had appointed senior IAS officer Sandeep Sultania and senior IPS officer Jitendra as Special Officers to oversee the travel of migrant workers to their native States. The migrant workers have already registered their names with the local police stations to leave for their native places.
Migrant workers who have registered their names with the police stations would be allowed to travel by the special trains. The details of the travel will be given at the Police Stations.
The CM urged that no migrant labour should feel anxious as the government had made arrangements for their travel to their native destinations. The CM had instructed the police officers concerned to inform the migrant workers about the travel details and coordinate with them. (eom)