All states and union territories ought to be certain that migrant employees “don’t resort to strolling on highway and on railway tracks,”, the federal government mentioned at present, searching for cooperation of the states in counselling them and working extra “Shramik” trains for the labourers stranded amid a rustic lockdown as a result of coronavirus. The state’s letter to the states comes after 16 migrants in a gaggle of 20 had been run over by a cargo prepare final week whereas they had been sleeping on rail tracks, prompting outpouring of condolences nationwide.
In a letter to the states and union territories, Union Residence Secretary Ajay Bhalla referred to the assembly chaired by Cupboard Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Sunday. “Within the assembly, the scenario of migrant employees strolling on roads and railway tracks was famous with nice concern,” the letter reads.
“Since their motion by buses and ”Shramik” particular trains has already been allowed to allow their journey to native locations, all State/UT governments ought to be certain that migrant employees don’t resort to strolling on highway and on railway tracks,” the Union Residence Ministry wrote to the states at present.
MHA writes to all States/UTs to cooperate with @RailMinIndia in working extra #ShramikSpecialTrains with none hindrance & facilitate sooner motion of stranded #MigrantWorkers to their native locations.
— Spokesperson, Ministry of Residence Affairs (@PIBHomeAffairs) Might 11, 2020
“In case they’re present in such situation, they need to be appropriately counselled, taken to close by shelters and supplied with meals, water and many others. until such time they’re facilitated to board the Shramik Particular trains or buses to their native locations,” the letter additional learn.
“I urge upon you all to permit receiving of all Shramik particular trains with none hindrance and facilitate sooner motion of stranded migrant employees to their native locations,” Union Residence Secretary Ajay Bhalla appealed to the states.
Lakhs of migrants had been stranded with out jobs, meals and cash as a national lockdown to deal with the pandemic started in March. Lots of them had been seen in heartbreaking footage strolling a whole bunch of kilometres on foot as transport providers remained shut.
Earlier this month, the federal government began particular “Shramik trains” to assist them return to their hometowns.
Other than Friday’s incident, one other accident involving migrant labourers was reported in Madhya Pradesh on Sunday. 5 labourers had been killed, 15 had been injured when a truck they had been travelling in overturned. They started their journey from Hyderabad.