A long queue of migrant workers was seen outside Borivali station in Mumbai Tuesday after three shramik special trains got held up owing to a delay in arrival of the migrants from different parts of the city.
The first train from Borivali was planned for Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh at 6 pm, however, it could leave only at 8:45 pm after all migrant workers arrived in buses from different parts of the city to board the trains.
Similarly, a train headed for Bhagalpur at 9 pm could leave only at 10:55 pm after a delay of nearly two hours. What followed was a large gathering of people waiting to board the trains.
A senior officials from WR said, “It was because of overlapping of passengers from the two trains who were seated with adequate social distancing that there appeared to be a large gathering at the station.” Apart from Borivali, WR has three more trains scheduled that departed from Bandra on Tuesday.
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