Raipur (Chhattisgarh): Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has written a letter to Railways Minister Piyush Goyal and requested him to run as many as 28 trains to bring back migrants.
Baghel specially thanked the Railway Minister for running special trains today. He also requested the government to run trains free of cost for migrant workers on humanitarian grounds.
In addition to this, he wrote that the fight against COVID-19 has intensified in the country. Chattisgarh is also combating COVID-19 with bravery. We have been able to contain this pandemic in the state to quite an extent. With the help of helpline and other information, it is known that about 1.17 lakh migrant workers are stranded in 21 states and four Union Territories of the country. If students and others are included, then this count of stranded people will increase.
Baghel has requested these trains, which is as follows; seven trains from Jammu to Raipur-Bilaspur, three trains from Lucknow to Raipur-Bilaspur, two trains from Kanpur to Raipur-Bilaspur, one train from Chennai to Raipur-Bilaspur, one train from Bengaluru to Raipur-Bilaspur, two trains from Pune to Raipur-Bilaspur, Allahabad (Prayagraj) to Bilaspur one train, Delhi to Raipur-Bilaspur three trains, from Hyderabad-Secundranad to Raipur-Bilaspur three trains, Vishakhapatnam to Raipur one train, Surat-Ahmedabad to Raipur one train, Kolkata to Raipur one train, Jaipur to Raipur one train, and Patna to Drug one train”.