Kohima, May 23 (NE): 1600 migrant workers in Nagaland left for their home town in Bapudhan Motihari, Bihar by Shramik special train sponsored by Government of Nagaland. The train departed from Dimapur railway station at around 09:00 pm, today.
ADC Dimapur Lovitoly Sema informed that the Government of Nagaland has paid for the tickets of 1600 migrant workers.
Meanwhile, District administration led by DC Dimapur, Anoop Kinchi IAS, ADC Lovitoly Sema, Commissioner of Police Dimapur Rothihu Tetseo IPS and host of other officials came to see them off and bid good-bye as they departed for their destination, a DIPR report said.
15 buses from Kohima with 339 migrant workers arrived at DDSC stadium Dimapur today around 3 pm while another 5 buses from Mokokchung ferried 158 of them at the same venue where the medical personnel took the task of thermal screening them while officials from the district administration verified their documents after which they were issued the train tickets.
Speaking to DPRO Dimapur, Manoj Kumar Paswan (auto driver) who has been in Nagaland for more than 15 years expressed gratitude and appreciated the people of Nagaland for taking care of them all these years and specially thanked the GON for bearing all the journey expenses in transporting them to Bihar. I will definitely come back to Nagaland once lockdown is completely lifted and situation becomes normal for me to carry on my business activities, he said.
Before departure, all of them were given food packets and a bottle of water from the Railway station.