The Seventy eight migrants hailing from Chhattisgarh, Assam and Madhya Pradesh, who boarded wrong train from KSR railway station to different states including UP on June 18, have landed in different parts of the country and NGOs are coming forward to help them.
It is reportedly said that the migrants boarded wrong trains because there was absence of proper information channels and the decision to reduce the number of registration centres for these labourers has led to such confusion.
According to TheNewIndianExpress, on of the volunteer told them that 78 labourers boarded was to reach multiple states, including Jharkhand, Odisha, Bihar and UP. Madhu Prasad, who volunteers with the NGO — Bengaluru for Migrants, received a call at 3 am on Saturday from three migrants from MP saying their train was heading to Gorakhpur.
Another 25 migrants who were planning to reach West Bengal and Assam, and 50 passengers, who wanted to go to Chhattisgarh, were all wrongly seated in the train, she said. Volunteers called up nodal officers, police and district administration officials in different states to help the migrants.
It is also said that the BBMP helpline number is inadequate and does not respond on calling. In a memorandum sent to N Manjunatha Prasad, Nodal Officer for Migrants on Friday, they stated that the numbers were misleading and neither of them has nothing to do with Shramik trains. The operators kept pressuring callers to register on Seva Sindhu app, the memo added.