First train carrying 1,000 migrants leaves from Telangana for Jharkhand

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New Delhi : After almost 40 days of lockdown, the first train carrying about 1,000 migrant labourers set off from Lingampally in Telangana for Hatia in Jharkhand at 5 am on Friday. Shrouded in secrecy, the move came after a meeting between Home and Railways ministries late Thursday. Other trains are also being planned, sources said. Although officially Railways is saying, till now, it is a one-off affair. RD Bajpai, spokesman, Ministry of Railways said: “Today morning, a One-off special train was run from Lingampalli to Hatia on request of the State Government of Telangana and as per the directions of Ministry of Railways. All necessary precautions such prior screening of passengers, maintaining social distancing at the station and in the train were followed. (Source : Indian Express)

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