1.8 lakh labourers sent home via special trains - ECAS Punjab

1.8 lakh labourers sent home via special trains

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 16

The state government has facilitated the return of more than 1,80,000 migrant workers to their home states through 150 special trains.

As per a government release, the state government has spent Rs 10 crore on special trains. The government has further planned to send over 200 trains in the next 10 days.

Of 150, maximum trains (57) went from Ludhiana followed by 45 from Jalandhar. Other places from where trains have departed include Amritsar, Patiala, Mohali, Bathinda, Ferozepur and Sirhind. Trains from Doraha are on cards.

Maximum trains are going to UP, followed by Bihar and Jharkhand. The Punjab Government is also sending trains to Chhattisgarh, Manipur, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh.

Assuring the state's commitment to go the extra mile to mitigate their sufferings, an official said food, water and other essentials were also being provided to all those travelling back home for their journey.

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