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States like Bihar, WB, yet to take their workers back from Goa: Pramod Sawant

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Panaji: While more than 10,000 workers have already left for their native from Goa, State chief minister Pramod Sawant said that the states like Bihar and West Bengal are yet to send trains to get back their citizens.

Sawant told reporters on Monday that the trains for Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh would be planned soon from Goa, moving out the workers from the respective states.

The chief minister said that more than 10,000 workers have already left the state through various “Shramik Express” trains run during the lockdown period.

He said that the bodies like hoteliers have volunteered to pay for the travel of the workers, who were working in their industry.

“The cost of arranging special train depends on the distance it travels, but on an average Rs 700 to Rs 1,200 is charged per head for it,” he said.

Earlier during the day, Tourism stakeholders had agreed to ferry the workers from Goa to their native in West Bengal.

 

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