BH CORRESOPONDENT, Dankuni: As many as 1,188 migrant workers, pilgrims and students reached Dankuni railway station in Hooghly, West Bengal from Ajmer, Rajasthan on Tuesday at 10.40 am. They were greeted with flower petals as soon as they reached the station. State law minister Malay Ghatak along with police officials were present to welcome the migrant labourers at the station.
All the passengers were screened at the nearby booth for coronavirus symptoms before they boarded their respective vehicles. In fact, just near the footover bridge, the officials of the health department were conducting screening procedure for all the 1,188 passengers.
“We have made sure all the passengers are duly screened before they board the bus. The health officials are at the location. We are ensuring that the migrants face no problem,” said Ghatak.
Those who didn’t show any symptoms were allowed to go on the buses, which left for the different districts across the state.
Two days back, Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee had taken to Twitter to announce that two special trains of Indian Railways will bring back around 25,00 migrants, pilgrims from Kerala and Ajmer.
Meanwhile, 3,400 students of West Bengal were brought back to the state from the coaching hub of Kota in Rajasthan and have been sent home after health check-ups.