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Migrant families and workers wait at a temporary shelter home.( Photo by Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)

Online database for migrants to monitor their movement, help with travel

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2020 10:03 PM IST
The mobile numbers of the people will be used for contact tracing and movement monitoring.
Prithviraj Chavan, while speaking to journalists through a video conference on Saturday, said both the Centre and state government have failed to ensure smooth return of migrants.(Kunal Patil/HT File Photo)
Prithviraj Chavan, while speaking to journalists through a video conference on Saturday, said both the Centre and state government have failed to ensure smooth return of migrants.(Kunal Patil/HT File Photo)

Former Maha CM Chavan slams Centre, state govt for failing to address issues of migrants

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 04:28 PM IST
Chavan alleged that both the Centre and the Maharashtra government have been ‘frugal’ in refusing to spend money in taking the migrants back home
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Modi had introduced massive new financial incentives on top of the previously announced packages for a combined stimulus of Rs 20 lakh crore.(PTI)
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Modi had introduced massive new financial incentives on top of the previously announced packages for a combined stimulus of Rs 20 lakh crore.(PTI)

Fresh announcements on economy to help farmers, migrants: PM Modi

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2020 08:08 PM IST
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday announced a Rs 3.16 lakh crore package of free foodgrains for migrant workers, concessional credit to farmers and working capital loan for street vendors as part of the second tranche of fiscal stimulus to heal an economy hit hard by the coronavirus-forced lockdown.
The returnees are being sent to their respective destinations from Haridwar by state-run buses.(HT Photo)
The returnees are being sent to their respective destinations from Haridwar by state-run buses.(HT Photo)

‘Lockdown taught us harsh lessons of life’, say migrants arriving in Haridwar

Hindustan Times, Haridwar | By Sandeep Rawat
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2020 05:59 PM IST
On Thursday, 1,076 passengers returned to Haridwar from Bengaluru Shramik special train, while on Wednesday 1,173 and 1,206 had arrived from Surat and Pune, respectively.
Prime Minister has sanctioned ex-gratia out of Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) at Rs 2 lakh each to the next of kin of the persons deceased(ANI)
Prime Minister has sanctioned ex-gratia out of Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) at Rs 2 lakh each to the next of kin of the persons deceased(ANI)

PM Modi approves Rs 2 lakh for kin of migrants run over by goods train in Aurangabad

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2020 07:17 PM IST
The Prime Minister’s Office asked the Railways to furnish details of the total fund required, along with the names of the deceased, their next of kin and the seriously injured persons with their complete postal addresses
Hundreds of migrant workers are headed back to their hometowns on foot amid the lockdown that has led to the closing down of industries and businesses, costing them their jobs.(ANI)
Hundreds of migrant workers are headed back to their hometowns on foot amid the lockdown that has led to the closing down of industries and businesses, costing them their jobs.(ANI)

Migrant worker from Bihar dies, companion injured as speeding SUV runs them over on Ambala highway

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 03:44 PM IST
Police say the labourers were daily-wage workers in Ambala itself and were not going to Bihar
The reduction in testing comes when locals stranded in other states have started returning to Uttarakhand.(ANI)
The reduction in testing comes when locals stranded in other states have started returning to Uttarakhand.(ANI)

Covid-19 testing rate falls in Uttarakhand even as migrants head home

Hindustan Times, Dehrahun | By Suparna Roy | Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2020 09:51 PM IST
Uttarakhand has so far tested 9,915 samples the government insists that testing is in line with the Centre’s Covid-19 protocol.
The Railways have ordered an inquiry into the incident after CM Chouhan dialled minister Piyush Goyal seeking a probe. (Photo: @ChouhanShivraj)
The Railways have ordered an inquiry into the incident after CM Chouhan dialled minister Piyush Goyal seeking a probe. (Photo: @ChouhanShivraj)

‘Stay where you are’: Shivraj Chouhan appeals to migrants after train tragedy

Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Jabalpur | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 04:14 PM IST
Having walked several kilometres, the labourers sat down for rest on the tracks and then fell asleep. Soon after a goods train ran over them.
The decision to provide buses and trains was “hopelessly belated”, Chidambaram alleged (Photo by Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
The decision to provide buses and trains was “hopelessly belated”, Chidambaram alleged (Photo by Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

‘Hopelessly belated’: Chidambaram on decision to provide trains to migrants

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 02:09 PM IST
Chidambaram’s sharp attack on the government came over the death of 14 migrant workers in a train accident in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad. The workers sleeping on rail tracks were crushed to death by a goods train on Friday morning.
Riding cycles that cost them ₹4,200 each, the migrants will pedal 359 km to reach home to Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh.(HT Photo)
Riding cycles that cost them ₹4,200 each, the migrants will pedal 359 km to reach home to Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh.(HT Photo)

To pedal home, 18 migrants in Mohali sell phones to buy cycles

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Shailee Dogra, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2020 09:31 PM IST
Working for the last two years at a construction site in Sohana, these migrants were rendered hungry and jobless when Punjab imposed curfew
Social distancing goes for a toss as migrant workers swarmed the civil hospital to get themselves medically screened before leaving for their home states in Shramik Special trains in Amritsar on Wednesday.(SAMIR SEHGAL/HT)
Social distancing goes for a toss as migrant workers swarmed the civil hospital to get themselves medically screened before leaving for their home states in Shramik Special trains in Amritsar on Wednesday.(SAMIR SEHGAL/HT)

Mismanagement to the fore as migrants miss train to Bareilly in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amarpal Singh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 12:36 AM IST
What followed was a war of words between the district administration and the railways, as officials blamed each other for the lapse.

From Hisar to Bihar: 1,200 migrants leave for their hometowns in Shramik Special train

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Bhaskar Mukherjee and Sunil Rahar, Hisar/rohtak
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2020 10:17 PM IST
Haryana CM Khattar interacts with a labourer via video call, sends his regards

After migrants, Congress says will foot bill for stranded students, pilgrims

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 10:12 PM IST
Congress general secretary in-charge of the organization, KC Venugopal, wrote to the party’s state units, asking them to cover the train fare of students and pilgrims as well, besides migrant workers.
While there were no press briefings on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, opposition leaders have started contacting other states to arrange for the return of the workers.(ANI)
While there were no press briefings on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, opposition leaders have started contacting other states to arrange for the return of the workers.(ANI)

Two trains to bring back migrants to West Bengal: CM

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya and Joydeep Thakur
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2020 04:37 AM IST
One train will ferry 1,200 pilgrims from Rajasthan and another will bring back migrants from Kerala, officials familiar with the matter said.
This is the first time that the home ministry has explicitly, in writing, stressed that the operative word in its order allowing the transport of migrant workers, tourists, students and others was “stranded”.(HT Photo)
This is the first time that the home ministry has explicitly, in writing, stressed that the operative word in its order allowing the transport of migrant workers, tourists, students and others was “stranded”.(HT Photo)

Send only stranded migrants: Centre tells states

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 04:28 AM IST
Home secretary Ajay Bhalla’s mild reprimand came after state governments rushed to the railways ministry to run special trains to send all migrant workers home.
Police personnel look on as a train carrying migrants from Jaipur rolls into the Danapur station, Patna May 2, 2020(Santosh Kumar/ HTPhoto)
Police personnel look on as a train carrying migrants from Jaipur rolls into the Danapur station, Patna May 2, 2020(Santosh Kumar/ HTPhoto)

Transporting migrants: Centre should have devised a cost-sharing plan or taken care of the entire bill

PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2020 07:35 PM IST
So many have demanded that the Centre bears the cost of travel. The chief ministers of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh have spoken out against the decision to burden the states further. But, the Centre has not made any announcement
Tens and thousands of migrant workers who could not return to their home states because of the national lockdown, imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, are awaiting government guidelines on transportation.
Tens and thousands of migrant workers who could not return to their home states because of the national lockdown, imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, are awaiting government guidelines on transportation.

Stranded migrants in Delhi wait in desperation as admin readies transportation plans

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi and Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 02:48 AM IST
The official added that while trains are a better mode of transport with respect to social distancing protocol in mind, private buses will have to be hired for workers who want to travel to shorter distances.
A group of migrant workers head to their native place during lockdown.(Manoj Dhaka / Hindustan Times)
A group of migrant workers head to their native place during lockdown.(Manoj Dhaka / Hindustan Times)

Bihar braces for massive influx of migrants; CM Nitish Kumar asks officials to pull up their socks

Patna | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 10:05 AM IST
The isolation centres must be in place at block and panchayat levels, the CM said.
The plan to transport them by bus is a “cruel joke,” the Congress said, adding that it doesn’t take into account the requirements of either states or the migrant workers. (Photo by Manoj Dhaka / Hindustan Times)
The plan to transport them by bus is a “cruel joke,” the Congress said, adding that it doesn’t take into account the requirements of either states or the migrant workers. (Photo by Manoj Dhaka / Hindustan Times)

Will take years to transport migrants by buses: Congress

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 12:36 AM IST
Congress’s reaction came aday after the Union government released guidelines for transporting workers, students and others who are stuck away from their home states because of the lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease.
Ahmedabad, the principal city of Gujarat, bore the brunt, reporting 267 new cases. Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times
Ahmedabad, the principal city of Gujarat, bore the brunt, reporting 267 new cases. Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times

Gujarat: 22 new deaths raise toll to 236; plans afoot to return migrants

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Jaykishan Sharma
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 12:51 AM IST
The new deaths and cases took to 236 the number of fatalities claimed by the coronavirus disease and 4,721 the number to have tested positive for Covid-19 in Gujarat to date.
The fine print was indicated to state chief secretaries at their video conference with Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba last week.(ANI)
The fine print was indicated to state chief secretaries at their video conference with Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba last week.(ANI)

Interstate travel allowed only for stranded migrants: Official

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 01:01 AM IST
The home ministry approval is primarily aimed at the 1.4 million people who have been housed in 38,000 relief camps set up by the government and non-profit sector, the official said, referring to reports that millions of people could travel from cities to villages.
Many senior police officer said that police presence and patrolling has been intensified on streets and in areas where migrants are living in order to avoid a rerun of the last month’s situation.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)
Many senior police officer said that police presence and patrolling has been intensified on streets and in areas where migrants are living in order to avoid a rerun of the last month’s situation.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)

Delhi police appeal to stranded migrants, students, tourists to stay where they are

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karn Pratap Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 03:16 AM IST
Delhi Police commissioner SN Shrivastava said that the home ministry in its order has issued certain instructions to the states and union territories — which included developing standard protocols for receiving and sending stranded people.
Workers arrive to catch a bus to travel to their home states, in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj.
Workers arrive to catch a bus to travel to their home states, in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj.

Across states, officials gear up to handle migrants’ return

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 01:38 AM IST
The UP government has appointed nodal officers to coordinate with other state government and district administrations to enable the return of migrants and to take care of them at geotagged shelter homes.
Migrant labourers stand in a queue for thermal screening as they arrive from Madhya Pradesh via Buses during the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown in Prayagraj on Thursday.(ANI)
Migrant labourers stand in a queue for thermal screening as they arrive from Madhya Pradesh via Buses during the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown in Prayagraj on Thursday.(ANI)

UP preps to evacuate lakh of migrants from Gujarat, U’khand and Rajasthan

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 10:58 PM IST
The UP government has established quarantine centres across the state to house seven lakh migrants and the chief minister has directed officers to increase the centres’ capacity for 10 lakh.
Migrant workers eating lunch at a temporary shelter home in Sector 20, Panchkula.(SANT ARORA/HT)
Migrant workers eating lunch at a temporary shelter home in Sector 20, Panchkula.(SANT ARORA/HT)

Following MHA order, 200-odd migrants at shelter homes in Chandigarh, P’kula look forward to going back home

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Yuvraj Kaushal and Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON APR 29, 2020 11:12 PM IST
Indications from a meeting of the Prime Minister with chief ministers on Monday are that districts with a cluster of a higher number of Covid-19 cases will continue to be locked down.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Indications from a meeting of the Prime Minister with chief ministers on Monday are that districts with a cluster of a higher number of Covid-19 cases will continue to be locked down.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

UP begins task for return of 1 million stranded migrants

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Pankaj Jaiswal and Rajesh Kumar Singh, Lucknow
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 01:44 AM IST
The lockdown is scheduled to end on May 3, but there is no clarity on whether the exit will be total and if rail services will run soon after.
(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Pressure on states to bring back migrants

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi and Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2020 06:05 AM IST
States like Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Assam and Jharkhand have asked Rajasthan to facilitate the return of their stranded students as they were making arrangements for their travel back home. Uttarakhand had earlier arranged for the return of its students from Rajasthan.
A 50-year-old migrant worker died at a Delhi government-run temporary shelter home in Chabi Ganj, Mori Gate on Tuesday.
A 50-year-old migrant worker died at a Delhi government-run temporary shelter home in Chabi Ganj, Mori Gate on Tuesday.

Migrant labourer found dead in shelter, cops say natural death, body sent for autopsy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2020 01:37 AM IST
According to a senior police officer, it appears to be a natural death, but his body has been sent for a post-mortem examination to ascertain the cause of death.
Jena at police check post in Bhubaneswar on April 6(HT photo)
Jena at police check post in Bhubaneswar on April 6(HT photo)

India under lockdown: Migrant labourer pedals 1,700 km in 7 days to reach home

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar/New Delhi | By Rudraneil Sengupta and Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2020 09:10 AM IST
Migrant labourer Mahesh Jena pedalled 1,700km across India over seven days to reach home. His biggest challenge: Keeping the wheels moving.
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HT Image

Helpline numbers for distressed, migrants in J&K, Ladakh launched

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By HT Correspondent, Jammu
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2020 09:11 PM IST
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