Pune, May 12 : Around 13,000 migrant workers, including intra-state inhabitants stranded here, have begun their journey from this city towards their respective destinations till now, stated Collector Naval Kishore Ram on Tuesday. The Collector said, "So far six trains have left from Pune - four for Madhya Pradesh and each one for Uttar Pradesh and Uttarkhand. Around 13,000 migrant workers have left for their respective states and districts within Maharashtra by trains and buses."
Divisional Commissioner Deepak Mhaisekar told, "Besides six trains from Pune, one Tamil Nadu-bound train left from Solapur and another one for Jabalpur from Kolhapur." "There are still around 77,000 people in the Pune division who want to go back to their native places. However, since industrial activities are gradually commencing in western Maharashtra, many of them are opting to stay back," he apprised. (UNI)