The first migrant labourers special train from Lingampalli with 1225 labourers on board left for Hatia in Jharkhand today amidst warm send-off by officials.
The initiation has come in the wake of the centre allowing states to transport stranded people to their respective destination by buses within 500 km on their own. This led to a heated debate across the country. Finally, the centre had arranged special trains to transport stranded people in all the state.
The migrant labourers were brought to Railway station in 56 buses. The station was properly barricaded and adequate RPF, GRP and local police personnel were deployed to guard the station against all side to prevent the entry of unauthorized persons. Migrant labourers in queues were guided by RPF teams to the coaches and seated by maintaining social distancing. Tickets were issued to them by commercial staff.
There were 54 labourers per coach and were given sanitisers, masks and gloves. Food and water were arranged by the state government and RPF personnel were on board to ensure rules were not broken.
Happy at the outcome with smiles on their faces, the jubilant migrant labourers who were stranded here due to the lockdown are seen given a grand send-off by given by the host of top officials from whose who of Panchayat Raj, Rural Development, Police and South Central Railway including the District Collector who was present at the Railway station.
The entire operation was executed smoothly without any hassle with close coordination among Railway and state government departments.