Ever since the lockdown was announced, the migrants have been the hardest hit. They have had to struggle to get back to their homes.
After taking into account all suggestions, the centre on Sunday announced an extension of the current lockdown till May 31. The fourth phase of the shutdown has already commenced from May 18. At the same time, the government has issued lockdown 4.0 guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID 19 infection.
As per the new guidelines, Shramik Special Trains have been pressed into service. The Railways decided to carry migrant labourers to their native places. Thousands of migrant labourers are returning to their villages by special trains.
In a heartwarming act that will bring tears to your eyes, an RPF jawan instantly arranged a pair of slippers for migrant’s son who was walking barefoot after deboarding the Shramik train that reached Jabalpur station. This indeed goes to show that love, compassion, humanity is beyond anything else in this world and it was proved by RPF jawan.
The heart-touching act won over the hearts of all the people who saw RPF jawan helping migrant workers at Jabalpur Railway Station. Ministry of Railways Piyush Goyal praised RPF jawan for showing humanity and helping migrant’s son
“Our RPF personnel stationed during coronavirus crisis are busy day and night in the service and safety of the passengers. Seeing the child of the labourer barefoot at Jabalpur station like this, RPF jawan administered a pair of slippers showcasing a humanitarian gesture. I am proud that our jawans are performing duty with courage,” Piyush Goyal said.
Migrant workers and stranded people are boarding Shramik special trains to return to their home states. The trains are being run by Railways only after concurrence is given both by the state that is sending the passengers and the state that is receiving them.
Every Shramik Special train has 24 coaches, each with a capacity of 72 seats. However, only 54 people are allowed in a coach to maintain social distancing norms and the middle berth is not allotted to any passenger.