Lucknow, May 28: The process of return of trains carrying migrant returnees of Uttar Pradesh stuck in different parts of the country amid Covid-19 lockdown continues. Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of migrant workers in the country.
19 lakh migrants arrived by 1,411 trains so far
Additional Chief Secretary, Home Awanish Kumar Awasthi informed on Thursday that arrangements have been made to bring more than 21.59 lakh workers and labourers through 1551 trains so far in the state, out of which more than 19 lakh from 1,411 trains so far have been brought to the state. With this, 140 trains have been given further consent.
Workers and labourers coming from the train are being taken to their homes by the District Magistrates (DMs) of all the districts by train.
2.99 lakh workers reached by 234 trains in Gorakhpur so far
Awasthi informed that 2, 99,861 workers and labourers have come from 234 trains so far in Gorakhpur. There are 1, 22,179 people in Lucknow via 94 trains. 100 in Varanasi, 10 in Agra, 17 in Kanpur, 110 in Jaunpur, 12 in Bareilly, 66 in Ballia, 61 in Prayagraj, 21 in Raebareli, 68 in Pratapgarh, 16 in Amethi, 46 in Mau, 35 in Ayodhya, Gonda at 66, 27 in Unnao, 70 trains in Basti and 35 trains in Azamgarh.
Trains reached these districts too
Similarly, 03 in Kannauj, 31 in Ghazipur, 16 in Banda, 23 in Sultanpur, 12 in Barabanki, 03 in Sonbhadra, 23 in Ambedkarnagar, 19 in Hardoi, 10 in Sitapur, 08 in Fatehpur, 02 in Farrukhabad, 09 in Kasganj. 13 in Chandauli, 01 in Etawah, 01 in Manikpur (Chitrakoot), 01 in Etah, 02 in Jalaun, 01 in Rampur, 01 in Shahjahanpur, 06 in Aligarh, 02 in Bhadohi, 10 in Mirjapur, 93 in Deoria, 04 in Saharanpur. , 03 trains have arrived in Chitrakoot, 19 in Balrampur, 01 in Muzaffarnagar, 05 in Jhansi, 01 in Pilibhit.
Similarly, trains are also coming to Kaushambi, Shravasti, Siddharthnagar, Maharajganj, Sant Kabir Nagar, Kushinagar, Hamirpur, Bahraich, Lakhimpur Kheri.
7.12 lakh workers arrived from Gujarat by 490 trains
Additional Chief Secretary, Home said that 7,12,678 people from 490 trains from Gujarat, 4,55,005 people from 327 trains from Maharashtra, 2,67,383 workers from 228 trains from Punjab have arrived in the state.
Workers were transported to various districts by train from the state
Along with this, 23 from Telangana, 53 from Karnataka, 11 from Kerala, 10 from Andhra Pradesh, 30 from Tamil Nadu, 02 from Madhya Pradesh, 35 from Rajasthan, 18 from Goa, 94 from Delhi, 01 from Chhattisgarh, 01 from West Bengal.
“However, workers have been transported to various districts of the state through 01 train from Orissa, 02 trains from Assam, 01 train from Tripura, 03 train from Himachal Pradesh, 01 from Uttarakhand and 81 train from Uttar Pradesh,” Awasthi told.
Appeal not to travel on foot
He advised that no one should travel on foot in any district anywhere in the state. Workers should not travel home on foot or by illegal and unsafe vehicle, putting themselves and their families at risk. The government is arranging enough free buses and trains for all workers to travel safely.