Dehradun: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has agreed to press trains into services for bringing back the migrant people belonging to Uttarakhand stranded in Delhi amid lockdown. This comes after Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat requested the Union Minister for the same.
"Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has thanked the Railway Minister Piyush Goyal for agreeing to requests. Chief Minister has informed Rail Minister Piyush Goyal that about 40,000 people want to come back to the state from Delhi," read a release from Chief Minister's Office (CMO).
"The Railway Minister accepted the special request and said that the state government should make its plan, and accordingly the trains will be made available. The Railway Minister has also accepted the request of Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat to stop the train at two places," it added.
The Chief Minister said that the State Government is making all possible efforts to bring the migrants who have registered to come back to the state, while ensuring the adherence to the medical norms.
The State Government is bearing the expenses incurred on bringing the migrants back to the state by rail and buses, it added.