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May 09, 2020
8:53PM

WB Govt requests Railway Ministry to arrange 10 special trains to bring back stranded people

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Earlier today, the reports were that the West Bengal Government had sent requisitions to the Railway Ministry for running eight Shramik Special trains to bring back 30,000 stranded labourers Jalandhar, Bangalore, Vellore, Hyderabad and Chandigarh. 

Meanwhile, West Bengal Government said it has now requested the Railway Ministry to arrange ten special trains to bring back stranded people into the State. Giving this information in Kolkata this afternoon the State Home Secretary Mr. Alapan Bandyopadhyay said that three such trains will operate from Bengaluru and Hyderabad. He said that one such train carrying around 2,000 stranded people will leave Bengaluru tomorrow.

The West Bengal Government has also requested the Centre to take steps for returning of stranded people of the state from abroad.

Meanwhile, opposition BJP, Congress and CPI(M) have criticised the State Government for delaying a decision on return of migrant labourers.

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