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11.86 lakh migrant labourers sent back home in 822 Shramik trains from Maharashtra

According to the State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, between May 1 and June 1, 822 Shramik special trains ferried back 11,86,212 migrants labourers back to their home states.

11.86 lakh migrant labourers sent back home in 822 Shramik trains from Maharashtra
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Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Monday said that a total of 11.86 lakh migrant workers stranded in Maharashtra were able to travel back to their home states in 822 Shramik special trains. He further added that they have also made special arrangements to assist migrant labourers who are keen to return back to their homes.

According to the State Home Minister, between May 1 and June 1, 822 Shramik special trains ferried back 11,86,212 migrants labourers back to their home states. As per the statement by Deshmukh, 450 of these trains travelled to Uttar Pradesh, 177 to Bihar, 47 to West Bengal, 34 to Madhya Pradesh, 32 to Jharkhand, 20 to Rajasthan, 17 to Odisha, six to Karnataka, and six to Chhatisgarh among other states.

These trains that were aimed at ferrying migrant labourers back to their home state and they were being deployed from almost all major stations across the state including,

  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (136)
  • Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (154)
  • Panvel (45)
  • Bhiwandi (11)
  • Borivali (71)
  • Kalyan (14)
  • Thane (37)
  • Bandra Terminus (64)
  • Pune (78)
  • Kolhapur (25)
  • Satara (14)
  • Aurangabad (12)
  • Nagpur (14)
Deshmukh had earlier applauded the efforts being made by the police force across the state and said that amid the lockdown, 98,642 phone calls were received on the '100' helpline number. He added that due to which, the state police was able to trace 706 persons who had 'Quarantine' stamp on their hands and were then sent to isolation centres. Deshmukh also stated that the police have registered cases against 1,323 persons for travelling in vehicles amid lockdown and have impounded 76,883 vehicles.

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