The Fact News Service
Ludhiana, June 6
The process of sending migrants to their home states continues as four more trains departed for different states today. Mohd Gulab, Vice Chairman, Punjab Backward Classes Land Development and Finance Corporation, also visited the Guru Nanak Stadium, where he interacted with the migrants leaving for their home states. He was also accompanied by the Senior Congress leader Ashwani Sharma.
He informed that the work of sending migrants to their home states is going on smoothly and till date, a total of 203 trains carrying around 1600 migrants have already departed for different states such as Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand etc. He also appealed to the migrants departing through trains to return to Punjab as almost all factories have started their operations. He said that the migrant workers are the backbone of Ludhiana’s economy.
He informed that the first train carrying migrants had departed from Jalandhar on May 5 and to date, around 3.5 lakh migrants have departed for their respective states. He informed that the trains are departing from several districts of Punjab and each train carries around 1,600 migrants. He said that around 8.5 lakh migrants had applied for traveling to their home states from district Ludhiana alone.