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Chhattisgarh to bear travel fare expenses of migrant workers hailing from State

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Taking a significant decision towards bringing back stranded migrant workers hailing from Chhattisgarh, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has said that the state government will bear the expenses of their travel fare if a special train is being run for their return.

On the instructions of the Chief Minister, State Transport Secretary Dr. Kamalpreet Singh has written a letter to Divisional Railway Manager and Nodal Officer (Railway), Raipur, Shyam Sundar Gupta informing him about the state government’s decision and urged him to take necessary action for running ‘Shramik Special Train’ for bringing back the workers of Chhattisgarh.

In his letter the Secretary wrote that in the third phase of lockdown due to Covid-19 which will begin from May 4 and continue for a period of two weeks, it has been decided by the state government to bring back the migrant laborers hailing from Chhattisgarh, who are stranded in other states, through rail facility. The State Government will bear the expenses of their travel fare and provide Shramik special train facility to these migrant workers, who will be coming back to Chhattisgarh from other states.

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