Published: May 4, 2020 1:44:30 am
More than 400 migrant employees set out by 11 personal buses for his or her residence state of Madhya Pradesh from varied elements of Rajkot district over the previous two days and the method will proceed in coming days additionally, Rajkot district administration officers mentioned on Sunday.
Chaos reigned when a number of employees from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar working with varied MSMEs in Rajkot metropolis assembled at Ahir Chowk, demanding they be allowed to return residence. Police intervened and dispersed the group from the general public sq..
“We issued permissions to eight private buses arranged by people privately to go to Madhya Pradesh yesterday (May 2). Around 350 people left for MP on board those buses. Today, permission was issued to three more buses,” Rajkot District Collector Remya Mohan advised media individuals on Sunday.
Meanwhile, two buses with 69 agricultural labourers left for Madhya Pradesh from Moviya village of Gondal taluka whereas one mini bus from Jetpur left with 14 different labourers on Sunday.
“Village sarpanches helped labourers arrange for these buses at the latter’s cost. All the workers were medically screened at Moviya and Jetpur before they were allowed to board buses,” Rajesh Aal, sub-divisional Justice of the Peace of Gondal advised The Indian Express.
The SMD mentioned that native authorities officers are serving to these labourers register themselves on http://www.digitalgujrarat.gov.in platform to facilitate their return. “The 69 labourers who left from Moviya are from Katani district of MP while the 14 who left from Jetpur are native of Bhind. The buses will drop them to district headquarters from where local district administrations would help them reach home,” Aal added.
Mohan mentioned that there have been plans to run trains to facilitate the return of migrant employees from faraway states, whereas these hailing from neighbouring states like Madhya Pradesh can be allowed to return to their houses through highway.
“There are around 25,000 migrant labourers in 87 villages of Gondal taluka and around 12,000 in Jetpur taluka. Of them, 17,000 and 8,000 respectively have expressed their wish to go back to their homes. We are making arrangements for those who can afford to travel back to their homes,” Aal mentioned, including the fares are larger because the buses wouldn’t have permission to ferry passengers in the course of the return journey.
Leader of Opposition, Paresh Dhanani demanded that the federal government ought to bear the price of return migration of labourers from Gujarat. “The authorities ought to organize without spending a dime journey for the poor labourer households who’ve been battling unemployment and starvation in occasions of coronavirus pandemic,” Dhanani tweeted on Sunday.
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