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Thousands of migrants left behind in Kandivali as two trains to UP get cancelled

More than 5000 migrants migrants who had earlier registered themselves to travel to UP were called by the police, but two trains leaving for Jaunpur on Thursday, May 21, were later cancelled.

Thousands of migrants left behind in Kandivali as two trains to UP get cancelled
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The patience level of migrants in Mumbai is being tested, and with nearly 2 months of lockdown, people who were earning on a daily basis, face more troubles. A few days back, thousands gathered outside Bandra station, with a hope that train services would resume and they would be able to reach homes across different states.

However, on Thursday, May 21, another incident was reported, when migrants gathered once again in Kandivali, outside the grounds in Mahavir Nagar, hoping to get a chance to board the Special Shramik train. But, to add to their disappointment, two out of thee trains were cancelled and were expected to ply passengers from Borivali for Uttar Pradesh.

As more than 5,000 migrants gathered, the Kandivali police immediately rushed to the spot, requesting them to remain calm and assured them that they would be informed about the next train leaving for Uttar Pradesh. Sources claim that the migrants who had earlier registered themselves to travel to UP were called by the police, but trains leaving for Jaunpur were then cancelled. When contacted a railway official, he said that all decisions in this regard are being taken by the District Collector City and State Government as Western Railways is only operating the trains.

Senior Inspector Nitin Pondkule of Kandivali Police Station said those who registered to return to their hometown were called around 9 am, however,  only 1,400 people could leave in the train what left Mumbai. Others were asked to leave with an assurance that they would be informed soon.

Food and water were arranged by the police for the assembled migrants and proper protocol was followed. There was no chaos created and the situation was controlled.

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