Odisha govt to bear train fare of migrant labourers arriving in State

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today decided to bear the cost of train tickets of migrant labourers returning to the State by Shramika Express from different parts of the country.

In case the sending State is not bearing the cost of the train tickets for the labourers, the Odisha government will bear the cost of the train tickets of the labourers.

The train tickets cost will be adjusted against quarantine incentive of the returnees, the government said in a statement.

Meanwhile, the East Coast Railway said it has handled 60 Odisha-bound Shramik Special trains till May 17.

A special train will start from Rajkot of Gujarat today to Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi. Offical sources said the special train is expected to reach Bhawanipatna tomorrow.

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