Pawar, in a letter to Piyush Goyal, said that migrant workers stranded in various parts of Maharashtra may step out after railways resume their services once the lockdown is lifted on 3 May.
Mumbai| Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has urged Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal to run special trains for migrants stuck in Maharashtra from Mumbai and Pune post 3 May. He said these trains can ferry migrant workers back to their home states.
As per the official statement, Pawar, in a letter to Piyush Goyal said that migrant workers stranded in various parts of Maharashtra may step out after railways resume their services once the lockdown is lifted on 3 May.
This, he said, can lead to law and order problems with workers coming out in great numbers. To avoid this, he said, railway ministry should run special trains for them.
He also said that the Maharashtra government has arranged accommodation and food for the migrant workers who have come from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and other states.
He also informed that the government has accommodated almost six and a half lakh workers in shelters. Referring to the incident of migrant workers gathering outside Bandra Station of Mumbai, he said that the incident cleared how desperate the workers were to return back to their homes.
“The law and order problem can be avoided and workers can return to their respective home states safely if the Railway Ministry runs special trains for them after the lockdown period is over,” Ajit Pawar said in his letter.
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