Nearly 4 lakh migrants stranded in Delhi have registered on Delhi government website to go back to their hometowns: Dy CM Manish Sisodia

  • Most of the migrants registering are residents of Bihar (1,95,746) and Uttar Pradesh (1,84,997): Dy CM Manish Sisodia
  • Dy CM Manish Sisodia writes to the Ministry of Railways to provide 262 trains in the next four days to send migrants back to their hometowns
  • Today, around 37500 migrants were sent back to Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and other states: Dy CM Manish Sisodia

New Delhi: In a bid to send stranded migrants back to their hometowns during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Delhi government is taking all possible steps including food, shelter, and registrations for the migrants for trains. Around 4 lakh people have registered on the Delhi government’s e-portal to go back to their native states from Delhi. Around 25 trains left from Delhi for different states today to carry 37500 migrants back to their hometowns, with 11 trains each being sent to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

An order had been issued by the Delhi government directing for publicizing the web link among stranded migrants. More than four lakh people have registered at the Delhi government portal for going back home, and transportation has been arranged for around 65,000 migrants until now.

Dy CM Manish Sisodia has also written a letter to the Ministry of Railways requesting 262 trains to send migrants back to their states in the next four days. Yesterday, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had also requested the center to increase the number of trains from Delhi to send maximum migrants back to their native states.

Dy CM said, “Around 65,000 people have been sent back to their homes until now. We are also seeking permission from other states to send migrants back to their hometowns. As soon as we get the permit, we are sanctioning trains for those states.”

Registrations have been received from migrants belonging to different across the country, with around 14836 people registering for Darbhanga in Bihar, 14355 migrants registering for Madhubani, 11156 registering for Sitamarhi, 11707 migrants registering for Muzaffarpur and 10247 migrants registering for Katihar.

Similarly, 14914 migrants have registered on the Delhi government portal to go back to Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh, 13279 migrants have registered for Gorakhpur, 11554 migrants have registered for Jaunpur, 8103 migrants have registered for Ambedkarnagar and 7770 migrants have registered for Basti.