24,088 migrant workers from Kerala returned to native: CM
Thiruvananthapuram: Amid the lockdown over the coronavirus outbreak, 24,088 migrant workers in Kerala were safely taken to their native states, informed Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
Addressing the media here on Friday, the CM noted that as per the records until May 7, the migrant workers left from Kerala for various states in 21 special trains.
“10,017 guest workers returned to Bihar in 9 trains. Three trains have taken 3,421 migrant workers to Odisha while five trains have taken 5,689 people to Jharkhand. Moreover, 2,293 Uttar Pradesh natives, 1,143 Madhya Pradesh natives and 1,131 West Bengal natives were taken to their natives states safely, said the Chief Minister.
A special train carrying the workers will depart for Lucknow from Kerala on Friday, he added.
“Some states have not granted permission for Kerala to send back the workers. More workers will be taken to their natives after receiving permission from each government," informed Pinarayi Vijayan.