Haryana

2.90 lakh migrants sent to home states from Haryana

May 26, 2020 11:59 AM



Chandigarh, A total of 2.90 lakh migrant labourers has been sent to their home states through 77 trains and 5, 500 buses from Haryana, an official said on Tuesday.

For this, an expenditure of Rs 10 crore has been incurred, Additional Director General of Police Anil Rao, who is monitoring their transportation, said in a statement.

He said the labourers who have been sent to their respective states included Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

Rao said as per directions of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar the entire expenditure on their transportation would be borne through the Haryana Corona Relief Fund set up to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

He said about 15, 000 labourers are left in the state and arrangements have been made for their transportation.

After the resumption of the economic and industrial activities, a large number of migrant labourers and workers have opted to stay back in the state, he said.

Rao said bus and train service to other states would continue till May 27.

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