The official said, over 21 lakh migrants have returned to Uttar Pradesh

Due to COVID 19 so many labour class people, deprived of having no food and shelter to live in. decided to go back to their home towns to at least have a stomach to get filled, and that’s for reason, many migrants around 21 lakhs labourers migrated to Uttar Pradesh from different parts of the country and for the special trains, arrangements have been organized The Indian Railways started Shramik Special trains on May 1 to facilitate the movement of migrant labourers back to their home states during the coronavirus-induced nationwide lockdown.

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“So far, over 21 lakh migrant labourers have come back to the state on as many as 1,550 trains. The maximum number of trains — 257 — has arrived in Gorakhpur on which 3.31 lakh migrant labourers returned,” Additional

Chief Secretary (Home and Information) Awanish Awasthi said.

He said 109 trains arrived in Lucknow, 125 in Jaunpur, 111 in Varanasi and 99 in Deoria.

Awasthi said the maximum number of trains (520) arrived from Gujarat, followed by Maharashtra (398) and Punjab (233).

“The chief minister has directed that food and water should be arranged for the migrant labourers who are returning from various states.

They should be taken to quarantine centres,” he said.

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“During the medical screening, the labourers, if found fit, should be provided with ration kits. Those who are found to be medically unfit should be sent for treatment,” he said.

He moreover, mentioned for the lockdown had such a severe and deep impact on the life’s of labour class and also on the economic conditions of the country. It has highly kicked their stomach and it’s getting very difficult for them to have a mere survival, so, the government had made such nice and suitable arrangements for them had done, the time return back to their place of work should be given proper take care as per the decisions of UP government also.

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