2.4 Lakhs Migrants Sent Back From Delhi: Manish Sisodia
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday said that 2,41,000 stranded migrant workers in the national capital have been sent back to their home towns through 196 special trains since May 7.
"If someone is in Delhi then we consider him/her as a Delhi citizen. Still, many people wanted to go back to their home towns as they had to look after their families or their land," said Mr Sisodia.
"Since May 7, till yesterday, 241000 people have been sent back to their home towns through 196 trains from the national capital," he added.
Further, he pointed out that the majority of migrant - a total of 1,25,711 workers - sent back in special trains are residents of Bihar.
While 96,610 persons have been sent back to Uttar Pradesh.
"More than 3,000 people have been sent back to Jharkhand and more than 3,500 persons have been sent back to West Bengal," he said.