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Mumbai: Long queues of migrant workers after special trains get delayed

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.

| Mumbai | Updated: May 13, 2020 12:43:43 am
shramik special trains, mumbai trains, migrant labourers trains mumbai, mumbai news, latest news Train services to major cities was also resumed Tuesday (Express Photo By Ganesh Shirsekar)

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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