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Chandigarh: More than 13,000 register to return to their native states

coronavirus, india lockdown, chandigarh lockdown, migrant workers, migrant workers in chandigarh, chandigarh migrant workers helpline, indian express news Migrant employees line up for registration in Sector 22, Chandigarh, on Saturday. (Photo by Jasbir Malhi)

A DAY after the UT Administration launched a weblink and helpline quantity for the stranded migrant labourers, hundreds of migrants got here out on Saturday to enroll themselves for registration to return to their native states. The weblink was disrupted numerous occasions because of the server downside. So far, over 13,000 individuals filed their particulars searching for permission to journey to their native states.

As the administration realised that the method of importing particulars on the weblink shouldn’t be straightforward for all labourers, police personnel had been urged to help them. The course of started at beat field stage.

The most individuals stranded in Chandigarh are from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Kashmir and West Bengal. The migrants included rickshaw-pullers, auto drivers, development employees and distributors.

Sudhir Laxman of Jharkhand sitting in an extended queue earlier than Sector 22 police beat field close to Kiran Cinema stated, “We came to know that advance booking of train tickets is going on here. I do not know how to fill out my particulars on the weblink. Policemen are assisting us.”

The Sector 17 SHO, Inspector Jaspal Singh Bhullar, stated, “We are noting down their particulars in a register. We are instructed to take care of migrant people residing in our area.”

The nodal officer, Rajeev Tiwari, stated, “The web link for migrant labourers was disrupted due to the overload. So many people are visiting the website. We resolved the technical glitch. As we realised that the process of uploading the details is not easy for labourers, we urged the police department to assist them. Cops deputed in beat boxes in each sector were instructed to assist these workers to upload the information or make them generate OTP on their cell phones. Cops are making calls from their cell phones to helpline numbers. We have also engaged people of social welfare department to assist the migrants in uploading their particulars on the web link.”

SSP Nilambri Jagdale instructed all SHOs to help the migrant inhabitants dwelling of their areas for aiding them to enroll for going again to their native states.


City BJP president Arun Sood Saturday deputed two individuals, together with MC councillor Shakti Prakash Devashali, in Sector 29 and Gurpreet Singh at Dariya village for the sleek functioning of Shramik trains for migrant labourers caught in UT. The nodal officer, Rajeev Tiwari, stated, “I am not aware of any Shramik trains scheduled for the migrants struck in Chandigarh.” City BJP president Arun Sood stated, “Shramik Trains will start for the migrants shortly.”

© The Indian Express (P) Ltd

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