- Chhattisgarh's First Shramik Special train carrying 1,208 migrant workers from Gujarat reached bilaspur
- Reportedly, 15 Special Trains to be operated phase-wise for the return of labourers to Chhattisgarh from other states
- There are approximately 1.5 lakhs of migrant labourers of Chhattisgarh are stranded in other states of the country
Bilaspur: First Shramik Special train carrying 1,208 migrant workers belonging to Chhattisgarh, who were stranded in Gujarat due to the lockdown, arrived at Bilaspur station today morning. AIR Raipur correspondent reports that more than1200 people have reached Chhattisgarh through this Shramik Special train. These people were stranded in various places in Gujarat due to the lockdown.
The train started from Ahmedabad and reached Bilaspur via Godhra, Ratlam, Bina , Katni. After reaching Bilaspur, all the passengers were given the mask and hand sanitizer at the platform. Screening and health check-up was conducted. All these labourers will be sent by buses to their villages and towns where they will have to stay in the Quarantine Center for 14 days. About 60 buses have been deployed for this purpose. Two ambulances will also be kept ready outside the station for emergency situation.
15 Special Trains to be operated phase-wise for the return of labourers to Chhattisgarh from other states
Chhattisgarh Government has also planned to run 15 special trains for the return of labourers, students, distressed people, and patients (stranded due to lockdown) to Chhattisgarh from other states. CG Government has decided to run these trains in phased out manner. To travel via these trains, it is compulsory for the passengers to do online registration via the link released by the state government.
The 15 trains facilitated by the Chhattisgarh Government for the purpose to move stranded citizen includes two trains from Ahmedabad to Bilaspur, one train from Vijaywada to Andhra Pradesh, one train from Amritsar Punjab to Champa, one from Viramgam Ahmedabad to Bilaspur Champa, three trains from Lucknow Uttar Pradesh to Raipur, two trains from Lucknow to Bhatapara, one train from Muzaffarnagar Bihar to Raipur, one train from Delhi to Bilaspur, one train from Mehsana Gujarat to Bilaspur Champa, and two trains from Hyderabad Telangana to Bilaspur via Durg Raipur.
Meanwhile, many passenger after reaching their native state thanked CM bhupesh baghel and his team for the collective efforts to bring back stranded workers in other state. One such labour, Pradeep kumar, resident of korba village, has expressed his gratitude and thanked Chief Minister for sending a train to bring back the people of Chhattisgarh who were facing various difficulties in other state.