Shubham Jaiswal ([email protected])
A sigh of relief for migrant workers stranded in Hyderabad as Telangana government arranged a special train for their movement. A train from Hyderabad’s Lingampalli, carrying nearly 1,200 migrant workers, reached Hatia in Jharkhand on Friday morning.
Considering the hardships faced by the migrants stuck in other states due to coronavirus lockdown, the Centre earlier allowed starting inter-state movement of students and migrant workers.
Telangana’s government requested Indian Railways to arrange special trains for daily wage labourers. This was first train ferrying migrants, said railway ministry.
This morning a one-off special train was run from Lingampalli to Hatia on request of the State Government of Telangana and as per the directions of Ministry of Railways, the Indian Railways said in a statement.