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    Special Kerala-Odisha train to be run for migrant workers

    Special Kerala-Odisha train to be run for migrant workers

    Kochi: All arrangements are in place for the first train, carrying 1,200 stranded migrant labourers, to leave from Ernakulam (Kerala) for Bhubaneswar in Odisha on Friday evening, said State Home Secretary Biswas Mehta.

    According to the State Labour department there are 20,826 camps across the state where 3,61,190 migrant labourers are presently residing.

    "All those who are going will have to pay the base fare. Around 1,200 migrant labourers are expected to be on board. Tomorrow we are planning more trains. These are all non-stop trains. We alone cannot do this, as partnering states to which these people are going also have to agree, said Mehta.

    "Partnering states and Kerala have to work in tandem as those states have to arrange for quarantine. As and when states like West Bengal, Jharkhand, Assam and Bihar agree, we will be sending the people from here," said Mehta.

    He requested all the migrant workers to cooperate with the district authorities.

    "My appeal to all those wishing to return is to listen to the district authorities. There should not be any problems. Everyone who wishes to return, will be taken. Since there is a limit of 1200 in one train, all have to be patient. We expect around three lakh people to return from here," said Mehta.

    Trains will also depart from big cities like Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode.

    Ernakulam district being the commercial capital of the state, has the highest number of migrant labourers.

    The police will be transporting the labourers from the various camps in the city to these stations.

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