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Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray releases ₹54.75 crores for migrants workers' travel

According to the instructions given by the Chief Minister Office (CMO) to all district administrations, the funds should only be utilised for travel purpose of these stranded people.

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray releases ₹54.75 crores for migrants workers' travel
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday approved 54.75 crores to pay for the travel of the migrant workers and labourers who are travelling to their native states by special trains. 

The funds will also be utilised for bringing back those who are stranded outside the state, according to the instructions given by the Chief Minister Office (CMO) to all district administrations. It also said that the funds should only be utilised for travel purpose of these stranded people. 

The funds which have been released through Chief Minister Relief Fund (CMRF) provided to all 36 districts and the amount has been transferred to the bank accounts of respective districts. 

Of the 54.75 crores, Mumbai City alone has received 12.96 crores while its suburbs have got 10 crores. Moreover, Pune has received 8 crores while Thane and Palghar have got 4.8 crores and 3 crores, respectively. 

A state government official informed nearly 42,000 migrants have left from their homes from various parts of Maharashtra in 35 trains. Earlier, the Maharashtra government announced that it will pay the railway fare of migrant workers who are stranded across the state.

The state government had also decided to provide buses from Mumbai, Pune and Nashik for the migrants who are walking to their home states. The Maharashtra government has decided that it will provide bus services for the migrants up to the state border. 

Earlier, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh had informed that the claim made by the centre that it will pay 85 per cent of the travel cost of migrants is false and the home-bound migrants were being charged full railway fare for their travel.

Maharashtra has been the worst-hit state due to the coronavirus outbreak in India and is nearing 25,000-mark. As of May 12, the number of cases in the state has risen to 24,427 while the death toll has reached 921. In Mumbai alone, almost 14,924 COVID-19 cases have been reported. 

Also Read - District Borders Will Not Reopen In Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray


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