Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar lauds PM Modi for helping migrants reach home
Migrant workers, students and others stranded in different parts of the country are allowed to return home by special trains that will be run by the Indian Railways, the Union home ministry said on Friday.
Bengaluru: Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Rajya Sabha MP took to Twitter to appreciate the Centre's decision to arrange special trains for migrant workers in India. He also lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the special initiative.
He tweeted,"Huge effort by @narendramodi of helping migrant workers return home as some states falter in looking aftr them 🙏🏻🙏🏻 Will be worlds biggest movement of ppl durng #CoronaVirus pandemic. Pray all goes safely wth minm health impact states/person🙏🏻 Thank u @HMOIndia@RailMinIndia🙏🏻".
On Friday, the ministry of home affairs (MHA) allowed the use of special trains for movement of migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other people stranded at different places across the country amid lockdown due to coronavirus.
These trains will be operated by the Indian Railways under the ministry of railways and it will designate nodal officer(s) for coordinating with states and Union Territories (UTs) for their movement.
Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, the MHA spokesperson said, "Movement of migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students & other persons, stranded at different places, is also allowed by #SpecialTrains to be operated by Ministry of Railways. MoR to designate nodal officer(s) for coordinating with States/ UTs for their movement."