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Coronavirus: Hundreds of migrants throng Mangaluru railway station demand to be sent back home

Coronavirus: Hundreds of migrants throng Mangaluru railway station demand to be sent back home

Eight particular trains had ferried migrant labourers to their residence states from the Bengaluru division earlier than the cancellation. (Picture for illustration: PTI)

A whole lot of migrant labourers thronged the railway station in Mangaluru on Friday after studying that the Karnataka authorities could be working particular trains to their residence states and demanded that they be instantly despatched again, police mentioned.

The employees, principally from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand, stayed put on the station and refused to disperse, regardless of appeals by police, who rushed to the spot, to depart.
Police quoted the migrants as saying that they have been caught within the metropolis with out jobs, cash and sufficient meals and that they have been even prepared to stroll to their residence states if the particular trains weren't operated instantly.

On Thursday, the Karnataka authorities determined to deploy particular trains from Might eight to ship again the employees to their houses and sought approval of 9 states for the method.
They have been knowledgeable that Karnataka supposed to run two trains a day to those states until Might 15 for ferrying the 1000's of migrant employees, stranded within the metropolis and different districts as a result of Covid-19 lockdown.

The contemporary transfer got here two days after the federal government withdrew its request to the railways to run particular trains for the migrants inside hours of creating it on Tuesday.
Eight particular trains had ferried migrant labourers to their residence states from the Bengaluru division earlier than the cancellation.