Saturday, July 4, 2020
News

Karnataka Minister assures to provide transport to migrant labourers at govt expense

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | May 23, 2020 7:41:42 PM IST
Karnataka Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar on Saturday interacted with migrant workers at Palace Grounds in Bengaluru and assured to provide them with transportation at government expense.

This came after long queues were seen at Palace Grounds as people lined up to register themselves to return to their native districts in Odisha.

"An appeal to Railway Minister for providing additional compartments will be made. Our government is committed to the welfare of migrant workers. Expenses of their journey to home states will be borne by the government," said Sudhakar.

As many as 1,500 people gathered to register themselves to return to their respective states. Minister urged them to maintain social distancing and not to gather in large numbers.

The minister, who was on his way to Chikkaballapur, noticed the heavy congestion near the Palace Grounds and rushed to the spot.

Karnataka government led by Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Friday announced to bear the cost of travel of migrant labourers and stranded persons to their respective states via Sharmik trains up to May 31. (ANI)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS ()
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Man slips near canal, stays all night cl...
Agitation in Bengal over irregularities ...
Accepted int'l award in Italian marines ...
Delhi HC allows Pinjra Tod member Devang...
Unfortunate that trial can't be held in ...
Health ministry revises remdesivir dosag...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Prenatal marijuana use ups risk of ... 
Jasleen Royal takes sarcastic dig a... 
Tamil Nadu's corona count cross 1 l... 
AIU bans Kipsang for four years for... 
Mars Orbiter photos of Red Planet's... 
Ask RK Anand to take over IOA legal... 
Sam Curran tests negative for COVID... 
4.7 magnitude earthquake shakes Alw...