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MP migrants in Delhi arrive at railway station for heading home

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) As Delhi gets set to send its first special train to Madhya Pradesh, migrants staying in different shelter homes in the city started coming to the New Delhi Railway Station, officials said.

Speaking to IANS, a government official said before coming to the New Delhi Railway Station in DTC buses, the migrants were screened by doctors.

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“Followed by the screening, they were sent to the New Delhi station for boarding the train. The District Administration is providing them food and water bottles for consumption during their journey back to their home state,” the official told IANS.

The first special train for over 1,000 migrant workers from Madhya Pradesh stranded in Delhi will leave for the state at 8 p.m. on Thursday.

Thousands of migrants belonging to different parts of the country were stuck in the national capital due to the sudden announcement of the nationwide lockdown.

The Central government has now allowed their movement. Ahead of starting the procedure of sending and receiving the migrants, the Delhi government on Tuesday issued a SOP saying only asymptomatic people will be allowed in and out of the city.

The Directorate General of Health Services issued the standard operating procedure for screening the stranded persons before travel.

–IANS

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