Special arrangements have been made to facilitate the travel of migrant workers who want to go back to their home states. In May, 822 Shramik Special Trains have taken 11,86,212 migrant workers back to their home states.
The information was shared by Home Minister Anil Deshmukh. He said, “We have sent more than 11 lakhs 86 thousand migrant workers to their native places in 822 Shramik Special trains.”
“Among the 822 trains, we have sent 450 trains to Uttar Pradesh followed by 177 to Bihar. Not only in these two states, but we have also arranged 47 trains for West Bengal’s labours. While, 34 for Madhya Pradesh followed by 32 for Jharkhand (32). Even for Rajasthan(20), Odisha(17), Karnataka (6) and Chhatisgarh (6) among other states,” added Home Minister.
These Shramik Special trains are being deployed from almost all major railway stations across Maharashtra Mr Deshmukh informed. These include 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) among others.
West Bengal’s Migrants gathered in hope at Bhayandar
Many migrants, who are staying in Mira Road and Bhayandar from West Bengal, gathered at the Jesal Park Chowpatty hoping to get seats in a Shramik Special train to their native villages.
However, they have not got a single train for West Bengal from Vasai. Unlike their counterparts from the Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar states. Jesal Park Chowpatty is the assembling point for passengers. From here migrant workers and their family commute in MBMT buses to reach Vasai Road Railway Station to board trains to various destinations. Considering this and mischievous messages on social media sites, increase this type of unnecessary gathering at Chowpatty.
However, many times administration alert people not to gather unnecessarily at Jesal Park. They had time to time appealed that those received SMS from the administration, only have to come there. About 1600 people had filled the form for West Bengal. However, social workers hoping that more than 3000 might approach if train announced for the eastern state.