Hundreds of migrant employees from Odisha and north-eastern states thronged the Palace grounds in Bengaluru on Saturday to get again to their dwelling states by Shramik trains, resulting in a chaotic scenario, officers stated.
They’d gathered as a result of “misinformation”, sources stated.
Officers stated 1,500 folks had registered to return to their respective states through Seva Sindhu app and a message was despatched to all these registered to assemble at palace grounds to board the buses that may ferry them to designated railway stations after screening and medical verify.
“…however, the confusion occurred as folks forwarded the messages to others as nicely, leading to massive variety of folks gathering there, resulting in chaos,” they added.
Medical Schooling Minister Okay Sudhakar, who was on his strategy to Chikkaballapur, rushed to the spot and pacified the employees.
The minister interacted with the folks of the North-eastern states and Odisha and stated that there was no have to panic as journey shall be organized for all migrants at authorities expense, his workplace stated in a launch.
He additionally spoke to the Chief Secretary and senior officers and instructed them to resolve the confusion, and urged folks to co-operate with the administration.
The minister instructed them that the Karnataka authorities was doing all the pieces to ship them again safely.
Sudhakar, who can be a physician, got here to the rescue of a person named Arshad who suffered an assault of suits, his workplace stated.
Officers stated these with tickets and requisite particulars have been allowed to journey, whereas others have been requested to return and wait till their flip comes, as soon as they register.
State Congress President D Okay Shivakumar too visited the spot and spoke to the employees.
Talking to reporters, he stated he was able to foot their invoice and hit out the federal government for not making preparations correctly, and for making them wait below the recent solar with out meals and water.
Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Friday had introduced that the state authorities would bear the journey price of migrant employees and stranded folks to their respective states by Shramik trains upto Might 31.
Following the Chief Minister’s announcement Railway officers too stated no fee is to be made by the employees returning on Shramik trains.
“Essential announcement: No fare for Shramik trains to be paid by passengers. It’s knowledgeable that for Shramik Particular Trains from Karnataka fee of practice fare shall be made by Karnataka Govt to Railways, no fee is to be made by the employees returning on Shramik Particular Trains,” DRM Bengaluru tweeted.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: NO FARE FOR SHRAMIK TRAINS TO BE PAID BY PASSENGERS. It’s knowledgeable that for Shramik Particular Trains from Karnataka fee of practice fare shall be made by Karnataka Govt to Railways, no fee is to be made by the employees returning on Shramik Soecial Trains
— DRM Bengaluru (@drmsbc) May 23, 2020