Maharashtra: first migrant train to depart Gorakhpur from Vasai early Sunday

MUMBAI: The first special train carrying migrants will depart from the Vasai Road railway station, early Sunday.

The train heads for the crossing. About 1,200 migrants in the camps have received tickets for the trip.

Details of the migrants have been taken. They have been medically examined for symptoms of coronavirus.

Migrants have been forced to sit outside the community following the norm of social distancing. They have been asked to wear masks and wait patiently for the train to arrive.

Each ticket costs Rs 740. The distance to cover is 1806 kms. Food packages will be delivered to migrants.

Police and transit personnel have stationed outside the station to ensure smooth movement of migrants to the train.

The district administration has asked migrants not to panic and fill out their travel forms.

The ticket counters were opened at night and the migrants made sure they were in line without creating any confusion.

The migrants said that all they wanted was to get to their native villages without problems.

More than 5,500 migrants are stranded in the Palghar district.