About 90,000 migrants so far left Pune for home states

About 90,000 migrants so far left Pune for home states

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Pune, May 20 : Nearly 90,000 migrant workers and other people have so far left Pune district in Maharashtra by trains and public transport for their native states amidst the Coronavirus induced lockdown, a senior police official said on Wednesday. Around nine trains, carrying migrant workers, left from Pune and Urli Kanchan today, and more trains are scheduled to leave from Pune in the next coming days, said deputy commissioner of police Sarang Awhad.

Number of migrant labourers and stranded people from Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Uttarakhand Manipur and other states were sent back through a number of trains and state transport buses so far, informed senior police inspector Milind Gaikwad of Special Branch. Meanwhile, a social worker, who was serving water to the passengers leaving for Jammu & Kashmir. alleged that few people complained that few railway employees were sending their own man without a token. Nine trains left from Pune to Champaran-Bihar, Gorakhpur-Uttar Pradesh, Pratapgarh-UP, Jariban, Maanipur, Mirzapur-UP, and from Urlikanchan to Gaya-UP, Hatiya-MP and DevariaUP, Mr Gaikwad added. (UNI)