The Rajasthan government has set up a panel, led by Additional Chief Secretary Subodh Agrawal, to ensure ease of travel for stranded labourers.
Agrawal has been keeping a tab on the movement of labourers and is in touch with other states. “It’s time to ensure that every citizen is fed and reaches home without any trouble. We are monitoring labourers’ movements every day. Several trains have been deployed to shift labourers. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is personally monitoring the developments and has said no one should sleep hungry,” said Agrawal.
The state government is taking care of travelling migrants’ meals, masks and sanitizers, and is ensuring strict implementation of social distancing norm. Passengers are also being checked by medical teams on railway stations.
Till now, 96,000 migrant labourers have been taken to their home states. Of this, 4,292 labourers travelled to Gujarat, MP (37,442), Punjab (7,774), Haryana (5,580), Bihar (5,942), Uttarakhand (1,589), West Bengal (677), Maharashtra (554) and Odisha (79).
Similarly, 2,12,006 Rajasthani migrants have returned from Gujarat, 36,814 from Maharashtra, 17,233 from MP, 1,128 from Punjab, 3,713 from Haryana, 5,614 from UP, 1,132 from Uttarakhand, 863 from West Bengal, 398 from Bihar and 272 from Odisha.
As soon as the government got the nod for migrants’ transportation, 8,12,423 registered themselves to travel via trains to their home states. Similarly, 10,64,417 labourers registered to reach Rajasthan from across India.
“In the coming days, thousands of workers will be sent to their home states and brought back to Rajasthan. We hope things will go hassle-free. After an unfortunate incident in Aurangabad, we have taken strict measures to ensure the safety of stranded workers,” Agrawal said.
The state government started registration of stranded people through eMitra. Any stranded person could register on eMitra portal by providing relevant details along with documents or using +181/18001806127, Agrawal said.