Kolkata, May 15 : The West Bengal Government is keen on welcoming back its people stranded in different countries and has long back communicated its agreement as well as quarantine arrangements details to the Centre for special international inbound journeys.
In a tweet Home Department today said, " GOWB keen to welcome back our people stranded in different countries and has long back communicated its agreement as well as quarantine arrangements details etc to GOI for special international inbound journeys. Letters attached. Bengal awaits flights. " Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the State Government has arranged 105 additional special trains to help all people stuck in different parts of the country and who want to return to Bengal. Taking to her Twitter handle, Ms Banerjee said, " Towards our commitment to helping all our people stuck in different parts of the country and who want to return back to Bengal, I am pleased to announce that we have arranged 105 additional special trains. "
She announced that these trains will “embark from different states for various destinations across Bengal bringing our people back home”. These trains will start from places such as Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Haridwar, Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Mathura, Nagpur, Kotteyam, Jaipur, Kozhikode, Alappuzha, Surat, Pune, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Jaipur, Thiruvananthapuram, Lucknow, Guntur, Indore, Ludhiana, Chittor, Kanchipuram, Jalandar, Panipat among others. The trains will reach various places across Bengal such as Asansol, Kharagpur, Durgapur, Malda, Howrah, Burdwan, New Jalpaiguri, Krishnagar, New Coochbehar, Dankuni and Berhampore. Earlier, referring to the migrant workers, she said about one lakh migrant workers had already returned to Bengal and there would be 100 more such trains to bring back the others. “No one should worry. Even our government is taking necessary measures to bring back the migrant labourers stranded in various parts of India,” Ms Banerjee said adding everyone would be brought back to Bengal. (UNI)