Varanasi: A total of 5,935 migrant workers stranded in different cities of the country in lockdown after the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic arrived Varanasi, Azamgarh, Ballia, Ghazipur and Mau districts in last 24 hours.
The migrant workers started arriving their respective places by special Shramik trains arranged by Indian Railways. While 3,588 workers from Surat, Patiala and Rajkot reached Varanasi, Azamgarh and Ballia respectively on Thursday, 2,347 workers from Jalandhar and Ahmedabad arrived Ghazipur and Mau respectively on Wednesday.
In Varanasi the train arrived with 1,200 workers from Surat. These workers are being sent to their destinations by buses after proper screening. As many as 50 buses have been arranged to take them to Allahabad, Jaunpur, Faizabad and Ghazipur districts.
Another train reached Azamgarh with 1,188 workers from Patiala. All of them were screened at the railway station before sending them to their respective destinations through 47 buses. Similarly, 1,200 migrant workers arrived Ballia on Thursday. As many as 50 buses were arranged to take the migrant workers to their destinations other districts including Sonbhadra, Ghazipur, Mau, Gonda and Siddharthnagar. A total of 1,159 workers from Jalandhar reached Ghazipur and 1,188 workers from Ahmedabad reached Mau by special trains on Wednesday.