Gandhinagar, 11 May 2020
A train has been started from Ahmedabad to Delhi. 10 lakh laborers have been pushed out of Gujarat by train and other means. But where the train carrying 1,200 workers from Kandla and Adani’s current factory and other factories to Uttar Pradesh was scheduled to leave today on May 11, 2020, it has been canceled due to shortage of industries and Kandla workers. Ticket money was taken from them. The train was going to Gorakhpur. The government was pressured not to take the train. Because at present Adani’s industries and port are running in Kutch. The Kandla port is in operation, with a shortage of 60 per cent labor, so work could not be done.
The first train from Ahmedabad-Sabarmati station to Delhi will leave from May 12, 2020. Only confirmed e-ticket passengers will be allowed to enter the station. Passengers and drivers who come to pick them up will be allowed to travel on confirmed e-tickets. No other supporting documents are required.
Rail services will be started in phases by the Ministry of Railways, Government of India. No supporting documents other than tickets will be required for this purpose.
Thus the people of Gujarat have seen two colors of Rupani today. They change color frequently. In them the particular color changes when the industry pushes.
Chief Minister’s Secretary Ashwini Kumar said,
During the lockdown, 5.50 lakh foreign workers have been taken out of Gujarat in 209 trains from across the state till May 11, 2020.
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has done a great job of running Shramik Special Trains from Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Vadodara and Surat.
As of May 8, 2020, 461 labor trains had run from across the country. In which 45% from Gujarat i.e. 209606 trains have been run. Maharashtra accounts for 61 per cent, Telangana 27 per cent, Punjab 49 per cent and Gujarat 209 45 per cent.
The 209 trains running from Gujarat include 147 for Uttar Pradesh, 23 for Bihar, 21 for Orissa, 11 for Madhya Pradesh, 6 for Jharkhand and 1 for Chhattisgarh.
50 trains from Ahmedabad, 72 trains from Surat, 16 trains from Vadodara, 16 trains from Rajkot, 12 trains from Morbi, 12 trains from Palanpur, 6 trains, 5-5 trains from Nadiad-Jamnagar, 4-4 trains from Anand and Godhra, 3-3 trains from Bhavnagar, Junagadh, Navsari, Vapi and others. One or two trains have been run from the districts. As many as 2.56 lakh laborers have been repatriated.
On 20 May 2020, 30 trains departed from Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara, Mehsana, Ankleshwar, Jamnagar, Surendranagar, Porbandar, Junagadh. But what was supposed to happen in Gandhidham has been abruptly canceled. By midnight, 3 lakh people will reach home through a total of 239 trains.
The system, which began on May 2, has sent an estimated six lakh expatriates home.