The prayers of thousands of stranded migrants, laborers became true when they finally got a chance to travel back to their native place after Central government allowed the movement of laborers from different states.
On Friday morning a special train was deployed to carry migrants from Telangana to Jharkhand. Around 1,225 migrants were transported in the 24 coach train from Lingampally, Telangana to Hatia, Jharkhand. This is the first train to carry migrants since the lockdown began.
The migrant laborers 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 from all sides to prevent entry of unauthorized persons. Migrant laborers in queues were guided by RPF teams to the coaches and seated by maintaining social distancing. Tickets were issued to them by commercial staff. Food packets and water bottles were provided to them by state government officials.
PCSC/SCR, Secretary, Panchayat raj and Rural development, Telangana, IG/West Zone, Hyderabad, ADRM/O/SC, SrDSC/SC, Collector/Ranga Reddy Dist, DCM/SC and other railway officers were present and supervised the boarding of laborers and operation of Special train. Entire process was executed smoothly without any hassle with close coordination among Railway and state government departments.