More than 13 lakh migrants have returned to Rajasthan through Shramik special trains and buses

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More than 13 lakh migrants have returned to Rajasthan through Shramik special trains and buses
More than 13 lakh migrants have returned to Rajasthan through Shramik special trains and buses

A total of 13.43 lakh migrants who were stuck in various states have arrived in Rajasthan from different states in buses and Shramik special trains and 6.13 lakh have reached their states from Rajasthan so far,” he said.

The last Shramik special train departed from the state on June 1.

“We conducted a smooth movement and ensured relief to migrants. The movement of migrants is almost over now. However, we still have 100 camps ready in various parts of the state to accommodate migrants,” he said.

The maximum number of arrivals has been from Maharashtra, where Rajasthani migrants were running small businesses, while in Gujarat the migrants were working as labourers. Similarly, migrants from West Bengal and southern states like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh have also arrived.

“Shelter, food, medicines, safe screening, transport facilities were arranged in a systematic manner which helped us in smooth movement. The transportation cost was borne by the state government. Apart from buses, other vehicles, even personal vehicles in some cases, were provided to those walking on foot,” he said.