Odisha: 3 special trains for return of migrant workers


Bhubaneswar: Three pairs of special trains will start running from September 12 to facilitate the return of migrant workers from Odisha to workplaces.

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday tweeted a copy of a letter from the Railway Board ordering the start of three new trains from Odisha’s Puri to destinations across Gujarat.

“3 pairs of special train services starting 12th September on Puri-Ahmedabad, Puri-Gandhidham,Puri-Okha routes in addition to the Shramik specials & special trains already under operation will further ensure safe transport of people travelling to re-join work in different states,” said Pradhan.

The Minister also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Minister Piyush Goyal for accepting his request for running additional trains from Odisha for the convenience of migrant Odias wanting to travel back to their places of livelihood, including Ahmedabad and Surat.

Earlier, Pradhan wrote to the Railway Minister demanding Shramik Special trains from Odisha to Maharashtra, Karnataka and Gujarat to help migrants return to work.