Somesh Kumar, IAS, Chief Secretary, Government of Telangana State Congratulated all the officers for achieving major mile stone in reaching transportation of one lakh passengers to various states by 74 trains with out any single incident from the state.
Chief Secretary held a review meeting today at BRKR Bhavan on movement of trains for the stranded persons to other States from Telangana.
As per the directions of the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, The Nodal team, District Collectors of Ranga Reddy, Medchal Malkajgiri, three CP’s of Cyberabad, Hyderabad and Rachakonda, Railways and other departments involved in the task and worked sleeplessly to achieve this significant milestone. Chief Secretary appreciated all the departments for working as a team and arranging logistics in a systematic manner.
The state Government enrolled the passengers using IT app. The selected persons were picked up. Buses were arranged to take them to the railway station. They were provided food, and water. The Railways arranged trains to transport passengers in a timely manner. The task was achieved through meticulous planning by involving all the departments.
He directed the officials to make arrangements for further movement of stranded persons by trains. The State Government received appreciation from various states and passengers for making foolproof logistic arrangements for safe transportation to the passengers. He observed that while the first train for transporting migrant labourers left from the state, the state also received the first train with labourers from Bihar as reverse migration for working in the state.
The government of Telangana state paid Rs 8.5 crores to the railways towards the payment of fare of all the migrant workers transportation to other states. Getting consent of the receiving state has been a major problem in sending more stranded persons. The state government raised this issue with the ministry of home affairs. Accordingly, the MHA has made the consent of receiving state not compulsory.
The Chief Secretary informed that 1,01,146 passengers were transported so far by 74 special trains to Bihar(26), Uttar Pradesh (14), Chhattisgarh(2), Orissa(4), Madhya Pradesh(7), Jharkhand(11) Rajasthan(5) Uttarakhand (1), West Bengal (1), North East(2), J&K,Punjab (1).