Dimapur, May 23: A total of 1600 migrant workers left for Bihar by Shramik Special Train from Dimapur Railway Station today. The special train will take the migrant workers to Bapudhan Motihari, East Champaran in Bihar.
The Government of Nagaland has sponsored the railway fares for these stranded migrants.
ADC Dimapur, Lovitoly Sema disclosed that the Government of Nagaland has paid for the tickets of 1600 migrant workers.
District administration led by DC Dimapur, Anoop Kinchi IAS ADC Lovitoly Sema, Commissioner Police Dimapur Rothihu Tetseo IPS and host of other officials came to see them off and bade good-bye as they departed for their destination.
Earlier, 15 buses from Kohima with 339 migrant workers arrived at DDSC stadium Dimapur today around 3 pm while another 5 buses from Mokokchung ferried 158 of them at the same venue where the medical personnel took the task of thermal screening them while officials from the district administration verified their documents after which they were issued the train tickets.
Speaking to DPRO Dimapur, Manoj Kumar Paswan ( auto driver) who has been in Nagaland for more than 15 years expressed gratitude and appreciated the people of Nagaland for taking care of them all these years and specially thanked the GON for bearing all the journey expenses in transporting them to Bihar. I will definitely come back to Nagaland once lockdown is completely lifted and situation becomes normal for me to carry on my business activities, he expressed.
Before departure, all of them were given food packets and a bottle of water from the Railway station.
Meanwhile, Nagaland Bhojpuri Samaj and Nagaland Bihar Samaj today helped the migrant workers in completing the procedures at DDSC Stadium. The volunteers of both these organizations helped all those workers who were unable to complete the procedures to proceed to Bihar. They also helped in distributing the train tickets.
Nagaland Bhojpuri Samaj also distributed masks to the migrant workers and educative pamphlets on “Do’s& Don’ts to prevent spread of Covid-19. (Page News Service)