Train will run for laborers from any district, Railway Minister makes announcement

May 17 2020 12:15 PM
Train will run for laborers from any district, Railway Minister makes announcement

Between the lockdown and the corona transition, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has made a big announcement to provide relief to the migrant laborers. Goyal has said that the railway is ready to run labor special train from any district. For this, the District Magistrates will have to apply through the State Nodal Officer along with the list of migrant laborers trapped in the district. He said in a tweet that the railway is ready to run a labor special train from any district to take the migrant laborers trapped in different parts of the country to their destination. For this, the District Magistrate of the concerned district will have to apply through the Nodal Officer with the list of workers and the details of their destination.

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In his statement, Goyal said through a tweet that the railway is ready to run labor special train from any district to take the migrant laborers trapped in different parts of the country to their destination. For this, the District Magistrate of the concerned district will have to apply through the Nodal Officer with the list of workers and the details of their destination. The railway minister has also attached the list of nodal officers of the states with his tweet.

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For the last few days, the Railway Minister has been appealing to the state governments to approve other trains so that the trapped workers can be transported to their destination. He has particularly appealed to Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Bengal. Meanwhile, the railways informed that 1074 labor trains have been run across the country from May 1 to May 15 midnight. In 14 days, about 14 lakh migrant workers were transported to these destinations through these trains. According to the railway, in the last 15 days, the railways have received approvals for more than 1000 labor trains. Most of these trains ran between Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The Railway Minister appreciated the active cooperation of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in the operation of these trains.

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